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  1. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and

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    M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects Version 3.0 #12;M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects Version 3.0 Prepared For: U 2007. M&V Guidelines 3.0 FEMPii #12;Contents Section Page Section 1 Measurement and Verification (M

  2. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 3.0) Draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects...

  3. Revised 01/15/2014 MV-3/MV-4/Safety Checklist

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    (6 mo. or 1 year) for preventive maintenance ( ) MV4 Preventive Maintenance Record (Incorrect ( ) Fuel Cost ( ) Maintenance ( ) Other Cost ( ) Down Days ( ) Total Expenses ( ) Authorized Supervisor Other Costs and Non-Maintenance Section ( ) Other Costs (Incorrect or Missing Information): ( ) Date

  4. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verifi cation for Federal Energy Projects Version 3.0 M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects Version 3.0 Prepared...

  5. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 3.0) M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 3.0)...

  6. Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool

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    discussed during the project development stage (in Powerpoint format). 3. M&V Planning Flow Chart - A conceptual flow chart capturing the development process for an M&V plan (in...

  7. Draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal...

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    Draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 4.0) Draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version...

  8. Measurement and Verification (M&V)

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    Masuda, H

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    5. Continuous Commissioning Measures 6. Measurement and Verification 2 ESL-KT-14-11-39 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Measurement and Verification (M&V) Joseph T. Martinez, PCC Carlos Yagua, PE Hiroko...Workshop on the Continuous Commissioning® Process Joseph T. Martinez, PCC Carlos Yagua, PE Hiroko Masuda, Juan-Carlos Baltazar, PhD, PE Ahmet Ugursal, PhD Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference, Dallas, Texas. November 18, 2014...

  9. The Naples University 3 MV tandem accelerator

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    Campajola, L.; Brondi, A. [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita di Napoli ''Federico II'' Complesso Universitario di Monte S.Angelo via Cintia 80126 Napoli, Italy and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sez. di Napoli (Italy)

    2013-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The 3 MV tandem accelerator of the Naples University is used for research activities and applications in many fields. At the beginning of operation (1977) the main utilization was in the field of nuclear physics. Later, the realization of new beam lines allowed the development of applied activities as radiocarbon dating, ion beam analysis, biophysics, ion implantation etc. At present, the availability of different ion sources and many improvements on the accelerator allow to run experiments in a wide range of subjects. An overview of the characteristics and major activities of the laboratory is presented.

  10. ESPC Measurement and Verification (M&V) Planning Tool

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    Document provides instructions for Federal agencies on how to use a measurement and verification (M&V) planning tool for energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

  11. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    responsibility for achieving savings related to equipment performance. Operations, preventive maintenance, and repair and FEMP M&V Guidelines 3.0 3-1 replacement practices...

  12. Performance Assurance and M&V for UESC Projects

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    Verification (M&V) Provides: recourse on ESPC contracts (guaranteed savings) data to report energy efficiency status track project ROI information that can be...

  13. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects Version 4.0 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program By

  14. State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V)

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    State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V) Webinar.

  15. COMMISSIONING AND OPERATION OF THE CEBAF 100 MV CRYOMODULES

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    Allison, Trent; Davis, G; Drury, Michael; Harwood, Leigh; Hogan, John; Kimber, Andrew; Lahti, George; Merz, William; Nelson, Richard; Plawski, Tomasz; Seidman, David; Spata, Michael; Wilson, Michael

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) energy upgrade from 6 GeV to 12 GeV includes the installation of ten new 100 MV cryomodules and RF systems. The superconducting RF cavities are designed to operate CW at a maximum accelerating gradient of 19.3 MV/m. To support the higher gradients and higher Q{sub L} ({approx} 3 x 10{sup 7}), a new RF system has been developed and is being installed to power and control the cavities. The RF system employs digital control and 13 kW klystrons. Recently, two of these cryomodules and associated RF hardware and software have been installed and commissioned in the CEBAF accelerator. Electrons at linac currents up to 540 {micro}A have been successfully accelerated and used for nuclear physics experiments. This paper reports on the commissioning and operation of the RF system and cryomodules.

  16. M&V Plan and Savings Calculations Methods Outline (IDIQ Attachment J-8)

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    Document outlines measurement and verification (M&V) planning and savings calculation methods for an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

  17. U. S. Army Measurement and Verification (M&V) Costing Toolkit

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    Haberl, J. S.; Powell, T.; Carlson, K. A.; Im, P.; Turner, W. D.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for monitoring and verifying savings, and a description of the M&V Costing Toolkit. In addition, examples of the use of the M&V Costing Toolkit will also be presented for thirteen scenarios, including the M&V of boilers, chillers, EMCS, and lighting retrofits....

  18. Low-Z linac targets for low-MV gold nanoparticle radiation therapy

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    Tsiamas, P.; Mishra, P.; Berbeco, R. I.; Marcus, K.; Zygmanski, P., E-mail: pzygmanski@lroc.harvard.edu, E-mail: Erno-Sajo@uml.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States); Cifter, F.; Sajo, E., E-mail: pzygmanski@lroc.harvard.edu, E-mail: Erno-Sajo@uml.edu [Medical Physics Program, Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To investigate the potential of low-Z/low-MV (low-Z) linac targets for gold nanoparticle radiotherapy (GNPT) and to determine the microscopic dose enhancement ratio (DER) due to GNP for the alternative beamlines. In addition, to evaluate the degradation of dose enhancement arising from the increased attenuation of x rays and larger skin dose in water for the low-MV beams compared to the standard linac. Methods: Monte Carlo simulations were used to compute dose and DER for various flattening-filter-free beams (2.5, 4, 6.5 MV). Target materials were beryllium, diamond, and tungsten-copper high-Z target. Target thicknesses were selected based on 20%, 60%, 70%, and 80% of the continuous slowing down approximation electron ranges for a given target material and energy. Evaluation of the microscopic DER was carried out for 100 nm GNP including the degradation factors due to beam attenuation. Results: The greatest increase in DER compared to the standard 6.5 MV linac was for a 2.5 MV Be-target (factor of ?2). Skin dose ranged from ?10% (Be, 6.5 MV-80%) to ?85% (Be, 2.5 MV-20%) depending on the target case. Attenuation of 2.5 MV beams at 22 cm was higher by ?75% compared with the standard beam. Taking into account the attenuation at 22 cm depth, the effective dose enhancement was up to ?60% above the DER of the high-Z target. For these cases the effective DER ranged between ?1.6 and 6 compared with the standard linac. Conclusions: Low-Z (2.5 MV) GNPT is possible even after accounting for greater beam attenuation for deep-seated tumors (22 cm) and the increased skin dose. Further, it can lead to significant sparing of normal tissue while simultaneously escalating the dose in the tumor cells.

  19. Use of Quantitative Uncertainty Analysis to Support M&V Decisions in Super ESPCs

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    Kumar, Satish; Mathew, Paul

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the financial analysis of the ESPC, in that it providesis a critical element of an ESPC—without it, there is no wayrealized. Every FEMP Super ESPC is required to have an M&V

  20. Use of Quantitative Uncertainty Analysis to Support M&V Decisions in ESPCs

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    Mathew, Paul A.; Koehling, Erick; Kumar, Satish

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) - without M&V, there isthe projected savings in an ESPC are in fact being realized.conservation measure in an ESPC, there are usually several

  1. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects

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    Document describes the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

  2. Measurement and verifiction (M&V) guidelines for federal energy projects

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    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides procedures and guidelines for quantifying the savings resulting from the installation of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) implemented with federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) or task orders implemented under a federal IDIQ contract. The first section of this document provides an overview of measurement and verification (M&V) options and procedures. The second, third, and fourth sections provide standardized measurement and verification (M&V) methods for common types of ECMs.

  3. Spark-protected ion-source control and monitoring system at 1. 5 MV

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    Bogaty, J.M.; Zolecki, R.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Heavy Ion Fusion Program at Argonne National Laboratory utilizes a 1.5-MV Xe ion preaccelerator. Reliable beam transport requires accurate measurements and precise control of various ion-source parameters. This paper discusses the use of a multiplexed fiberoptic data-transmission system and low-cost digital stepper motors for control functions. Techniques are discussed which allow TTL and CMOS semiconductor curcuits to survive the destructive sparks which can occur in the 1.5-MV preaccelerator.

  4. Achievement of 35 MV/m in the Superconducting Nine-Cell Cavities for TESLA 1

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    Achievement of 35 MV/m in the Superconducting Nine-Cell Cavities for TESLA 1 L. Lilje2 , D. Kostin Electronvolt Superconducting Linear Accelerator TESLA is the only linear electron-positron collider project reliably achieved in the cavities of the TESLA Test Facility (TTF) accelerator. The upgrade of TESLA to 800

  5. Development of a Measurement and Verification (M&V) Costing Toolkit

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    Haberl, J. S.; Lewis, T.; Im, P.; Carlson, K. A.; Underwood, D.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the development of a M&V Costing Toolkit that has been developed to assist the U.S. Army with the standardization of costing procedures for measuring and verifying energy savings from Energy Service Performance Contracts (ESPC...

  6. Summary of RLA (Recirculating Linear Accelerator) beam transport experiments using a 1. 5 MV injector

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    Haworth, M.D.; Platt, R.C.; Smith, D.L.,; Mazarakis, M.G.; Poukey, J.W.; Leifeste, G.T.; Hasti, D.E.; Bennett, L.F.; Lucero, S.J. (Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (USA); Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA); Diversus, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Beam transport experiments on Sandia's Recirculating Linear Accelerator (RLA) using a 1.5-MV injector with and without an additional 1.0 MV of acceleration provided by the ET-2 accelerating cavity were concluded this year. Our experimental results show that an injected beam of only 1.5 MeV requires too large an f-value in the IFR channel to effectively propagate a 10-kA beam. Dramatic improvement in current transport was seen for the higher-{gamma} 2.5 MeV beam. Based on these results plus computer simulation results, the 4.0 MeV IBEX accelerator is now being used as the RLA injector. 10 refs., 7 figs.

  7. New MV cable design for wet environments in underground distribution systems

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    Teixeira, M.D.R. Jr. (Ficap Fios e Cabos Plasticos do Brasil SA, Rio De Janeiro (BR))

    1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the development of new wet design MV power cables, up to 35 kV, using EPDM compound as insulation and longitudinal water tightness. The combination of the cable design and the type of insulation compound allow for reduction of the insulation thickness in such a way, as to have an electrical stress at the conductor of 4 kV/mm which is significantly greater than used in MV distribution cables. Following a methodology established, at the author's company, the reliability of this design, cable and EPDM's formulation, in wet location, without metallic water barriers, was well demonstrated. Mini-installation of model cables in service-like conditions, to estimate the ageing rate, are presented and discussed.

  8. E=1/2Mv2 Pf Pb(Pf>Pb)

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    Hong, Deog Ki

    /2Mv2 , ( 3.1). 3.1 UF6 , Pf Pb(Pf>Pb) . i J2 = V1P1f V2P2f = M2 M1 1/2 x (1-x) . = y/(1-y) x/(1-x) = (M2/M1)1/2 UF6 = (M2/M1)1/2 =(238 UF6/235 UF6)1/2 = (352/349)1/2 = 1.00429 1 . 5% 900

  9. Case Study of Two MBCx Projects: Using M&V to Track Energy Performance

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    Jump, D.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ’s claimed savings do not stand up to third party review #0;? Savings lifetimes are short #0;? Negative impact on program realization rates 6 Need for Robust M&V in RCx Projects Needs: • Demonstrate actual, verified energy savings benefits of RCx • Provide a...W and steam meters • Electric and steam trended at 15 minute intervals • Data stored indefinitely #0;? Web-based points mapped from BAS • Chiller kW • BAS points trended at 1 minute intervals • Data stored for 6 months 11 Soda Hall • UC Berkeley’s Computer...

  10. High-Voltage Terminal Test of Test Stand for 1-MV Electrostatic Accelerator

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    Park, Sae-Hoon

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Korea Multipurpose Accelerator Complex (KOMAC) has been developing a 300-kV test stand for a 1-MV electrostatic accelerator ion source. The ion source and accelerating tube will be installed in a high-pressure vessel. The ion source in the high-pressure vessel is required to have a high reliability. The test stand has been proposed and developed to confirm the stable operating conditions of the ion source. The ion source will be tested at the test stand to verify the long-time operating conditions. The test stand comprises a 300-kV high-voltage terminal, a battery for the ion-source power, a 60-Hz inverter, 200-MHz RF power, a 5-kV extraction power supply, a 300-kV accelerating tube, and a vacuum system. The results of the 300-kV high-voltage terminal tests are presented in this paper.

  11. Experimental Results with the New ITER-like 1 MV SINGAP Accelerator

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    Svensson, L.; Esch, H.P.L. de; Hemsworth, R.S.; Massmann, P. [Association EURATOM-CEA, CEA/DSM/DRFC, CEA -Cadarache, 13108 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); Boilson, D. [Association EURATOM-DCU, PRL/NCPST, Glasnevin, Dublin 13 (Ireland)

    2005-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A new 'ITER-like' accelerator, which is a scaled down version of the ITER SINGAP (SINgle GAP, SINGle APerture) accelerator, has been built and installed on the Cadarache 1 MV test bed. The objective is to demonstrate reliable D- beam acceleration as close as possible to 1 MeV with a current density j- {approx_equal} 200 A/m2 with the beam optics required for ITER, i.e. a beamlet divergence of {<=}7 mrad and beamlet steering within {+-}2 mrad of that specified. High voltage hold off tests have been performed and 940 kV has been held without breakdowns. The first beams up to 850 keV (D-, 15 A/m2) have been obtained after 4 weeks of experiments and the highest current density that has been obtained so far is 85 A/m2 (D-, 580 keV)

  12. Beam quality conversion factors for parallel-plate ionization chambers in MV photon beams

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    Muir, B. R.; McEwen, M. R.; Rogers, D. W. O. [Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics, Physics Department, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 (Canada); Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada); Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics, Physics Department, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 (Canada)

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To investigate the behavior of plane-parallel ion chambers in high-energy photon beams through measurements and Monte Carlo simulations. Methods: Ten plane-parallel ion chamber types were obtained from the major ion chamber manufacturers. Absorbed dose-to-water calibration coefficients are measured for these chambers and k{sub Q} factors are determined. In the process, the behaviors of the chambers are characterized through measurements of leakage currents, chamber settling in cobalt-60, polarity and ion recombination behavior, and long-term stability. Monte Carlo calculations of the absorbed dose to the air in the ion chamber and absorbed dose to water are obtained to calculate k{sub Q} factors. Systematic uncertainties in Monte Carlo calculated k{sub Q} factors are investigated by varying material properties and chamber dimensions. Results: Chamber behavior was variable in MV photon beams, especially with regard to chamber leakage and ion recombination. The plane-parallel chambers did not perform as well as cylindrical chambers. Significant differences up to 1.5% were observed in calibration coefficients after a period of eight months although k{sub Q} factors were consistent on average within 0.17%. Chamber-to-chamber variations in k{sub Q} factors for chambers of the same type were at the 0.2% level. Systematic uncertainties in Monte Carlo calculated k{sub Q} factors ranged between 0.34% and 0.50% depending on the chamber type. Average percent differences between measured and calculated k{sub Q} factors were - 0.02%, 0.18%, and - 0.16% for 6, 10, and 25 MV beams, respectively. Conclusions: Excellent agreement is observed on average at the 0.2% level between measured and Monte Carlo calculated k{sub Q} factors. Measurements indicate that the behavior of these chambers is not adequate for their use for reference dosimetry of high-energy photon beams without a more extensive QA program than currently used for cylindrical reference-class ion chambers.

  13. Transformation E.R. Bachmann & P.L. McDowell MV 4202 Page 1 of3

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    McDowell, Perry

    Transformation E.R. Bachmann & P.L. McDowell MV 4202 Page 1 of3 5. Transformations Overview window coordinates Modeling Transformations Projection Transformation Perspective Division Viewport Transformation Object Coordinates x, y, z, w Modelview Matrix Projection Matrix Eye Coordinates Clip Coordinates

  14. Investigation of beam transmission in A 9SDH-2 3.0 MV NEC pelletron tandem accelerator

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    Deoli, Naresh T.; Kummari, Venkata C.; Pacheco, Jose L.; Duggan, Jerome L.; Glass, Gary A.; McDaniel, Floyd D.; Reinert, Tilo; Rout, Bibhudutta; Weathers, Duncan L. [Ion Beam Modification And Analysis Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203 (United States)

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrostatic tandem accelerators are widely used to accelerate ions for experiments in materials science such as high energy ion implantation, materials modification, and analyses. Many applications require high beam current as well as high beam brightness at the target; thus, maximizing the beam transmission through such electrostatic accelerators becomes important. The Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory (IBMAL) at University of North Texas is equipped with four accelerators, one of which is a 9SDH-2 3.0 MV National Electrostatic Corporation (NEC) Pelletron Registered-Sign tandem accelerator. The tandem accelerator is equipped with three ion sources: one radio frequency-He ion source (Alphatross) and two ion sources of Cs-sputter type, the SNICS II (Source of Negative Ions by Cesium Sputtering) and a Cs-sputter source for trace-element accelerator based mass spectrometry. This work presents a detailed study of the beam transmission of hydrogen, silicon, and silver ions through the accelerator using the SNICS ion source with injection energies ranging from 20 keV to 70 keV. The beam transmission is quantified for three different terminal voltages: 1.5 MV, 2.0 MV and 2.5 MV. For a given terminal voltage, it has been found that beam transmission is strongly dependent on the ion source injector potential. Details of experiments and data analysis are presented.

  15. Investigations of shot reproducibility for the SMP diode at 4.5 MV.

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    Bennett, Nichelle [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Crain, Marlon D. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Droemer, Darryl W. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Gignac, Raymond Edward [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Lare, Gregory A. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Molina, Isidro [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Obregon, Rafael [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Smith, Chase C. [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Wilkins, Frank Lee [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV] [National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, NV; Welch, Dale Robert [Voss Scienti c, LLC, Albuquerque, NM] [Voss Scienti c, LLC, Albuquerque, NM; Cordova, Steve Ray; Gallegos, M.; Johnston, Mark D.; Kiefer, Mark Linden; Leckbee, Joshua J.; Nielsen, Daniel Scott; Oliver, Bryan Velten; Renk, Timothy Jerome; Romero, Tobias; Webb, Timothy Jay; Ziska, Derek Raymond

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In experiments conducted on the RITS-6 accelerator, the SMP diode exhibits sig- ni cant shot-to-shot variability. Speci cally, for identical hardware operated at the same voltage, some shots exhibit a catastrophic drop in diode impedance. A study is underway to identify sources of shot-to-shot variations which correlate with diode impedance collapse. To remove knob emission as a source, only data from a shot series conducted with a 4.5-MV peak voltage are considered. The scope of this report is limited to sources of variability which occur away from the diode, such as power ow emission and trajectory changes, variations in pulsed power, dustbin and transmission line alignment, and di erent knob shapes. We nd no changes in the transmission line hardware, alignment, or hardware preparation methods which correlate with impedance collapse. However, in classifying good versus poor shots, we nd that there is not a continuous spectrum of diode impedance behavior but that the good and poor shots can be grouped into two distinct impedance pro les. This result forms the basis of a follow-on study focusing on the variability resulting from diode physics. 3

  16. Sample M&V Plan from the Texas Workshop: Preparing and Evaluating Measurement and Verification Plans for Energy Performance Contracts in Texas

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    Haberl, J. S.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document contains a sample M&V plan that has been prepared in accordance with the Texas Guidelines for Measurement and Verification for Energy Performance Contracts. This sample M&V plan was extracted from the March 1999 workshop, entitled...

  17. Performance and Applications of the first HVE 5MV Tandetron{sup TM} at the University of Madrid

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    Mous, D.J.W.; Gottdang, A.; Haitsma, R.G. [High Voltage Engineering Europa B.V., Amersfoort, The Netherlands (Netherlands); Garcia Lopez, G.; Climent-Font, A.; Agullo-Lopez, F.; Boerma, D.O. [Centro de Micro-Analisis de Materiales, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)

    2003-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The first HVE Tandetron{sup TM} with a nominal terminal voltage of 5 MV has been put into operation at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) as part of their new IBA facility. The accelerator features a coaxial structure in which the all-solid-state power supply is constructed around the high-energy acceleration tube, thereby avoiding the T-shaped tank that has characterized the HVE Tandetrons{sup TM} so far. The new IBA facility covers a number of different ion beam analysis techniques including ERD using heavy-element time-of-flight, RBS, as well as an external micro-beam for PIXE. During installation, tests have shown a stable terminal voltage of 5.5 MV. The terminal voltage ripple was deduced to be below 6 x 10-6 (RMS) for terminal voltages above 800 kV. Terminal voltage undershoot was measured to be 1.4 x 10-3 for a {approx}1 kW beam at 3 MV and recovered to 1 x 10-4 within 800 ms. IBA experiments that require low energy hydrogen beams are supported by a stable terminal voltage down to 100 kV.

  18. Design of a 7-MV Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) for down-hole flash x-ray radiography.

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    Cordova, Steve Ray; Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Oliver, Bryan Velten; Rose, David Vincent (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Johnson, David Lee (L-3 Communications - Pulse Sciences, San Leandro, CA); Bruner, Nichelle Lee (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Leckbee, Joshua J.

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulsed power driven flash x-ray radiography is a valuable diagnostic for subcritical experiments at the Nevada Test Site. The existing dual-axis Cygnus system produces images using a 2.25 MV electron beam diode to produce intense x-rays from a small source. Future hydrodynamic experiments will likely use objects with higher areal mass, requiring increased x-ray dose and higher voltages while maintaining small source spot size. A linear transformer driver (LTD) is a compact pulsed power technology with applications ranging from pulsed power flash x-ray radiography to high current Z-pinch accelerators. This report describes the design of a 7-MV dual-axis system that occupies the same lab space as the Cygnus accelerators. The work builds on a design proposed in a previous report [1]. This new design provides increased diode voltage from a lower impedance accelerator to improve coupling to low impedance diodes such as the self magnetic pinch (SMP) diode. The design also improves the predicted reliability by operating at a lower charge voltage and removing components that have proven vulnerable to failure. Simulations of the new design and experimental results of the 1-MV prototype are presented.

  19. Output correction factors for nine small field detectors in 6 MV radiation therapy photon beams: A PENELOPE Monte Carlo study

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    Benmakhlouf, Hamza, E-mail: hamza.benmakhlouf@karolinska.se [Department of Medical Physics, Karolinska University Hospital, SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden, and Department of Physics, Medical Radiation Physics, Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute, SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden)] [Department of Medical Physics, Karolinska University Hospital, SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden, and Department of Physics, Medical Radiation Physics, Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute, SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden); Sempau, Josep [Institut de Tècniques Energètiques, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Diagonal 647, E-08028, Barcelona (Spain)] [Institut de Tècniques Energètiques, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Diagonal 647, E-08028, Barcelona (Spain); Andreo, Pedro [Department of Physics, Medical Radiation Physics, Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute, SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden)] [Department of Physics, Medical Radiation Physics, Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute, SE-171 76 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To determine detector-specific output correction factors,k{sub Q} {sub c{sub l{sub i{sub n}}}} {sub ,Q} {sub m{sub s{sub r}}} {sup f{sub {sup {sub c}{sub l}{sub i}{sub n}{sub {sup ,f{sub {sup {sub m}{sub s}{sub r}{sub ,}}}}}}}} in 6 MV small photon beams for air and liquid ionization chambers, silicon diodes, and diamond detectors from two manufacturers. Methods: Field output factors, defined according to the international formalism published byAlfonso et al. [Med. Phys. 35, 5179–5186 (2008)], relate the dosimetry of small photon beams to that of the machine-specific reference field; they include a correction to measured ratios of detector readings, conventionally used as output factors in broad beams. Output correction factors were calculated with the PENELOPE Monte Carlo (MC) system with a statistical uncertainty (type-A) of 0.15% or lower. The geometries of the detectors were coded using blueprints provided by the manufacturers, and phase-space files for field sizes between 0.5 × 0.5 cm{sup 2} and 10 × 10 cm{sup 2} from a Varian Clinac iX 6 MV linac used as sources. The output correction factors were determined scoring the absorbed dose within a detector and to a small water volume in the absence of the detector, both at a depth of 10 cm, for each small field and for the reference beam of 10 × 10 cm{sup 2}. Results: The Monte Carlo calculated output correction factors for the liquid ionization chamber and the diamond detector were within about ±1% of unity even for the smallest field sizes. Corrections were found to be significant for small air ionization chambers due to their cavity dimensions, as expected. The correction factors for silicon diodes varied with the detector type (shielded or unshielded), confirming the findings by other authors; different corrections for the detectors from the two manufacturers were obtained. The differences in the calculated factors for the various detectors were analyzed thoroughly and whenever possible the results were compared to published data, often calculated for different accelerators and using the EGSnrc MC system. The differences were used to estimate a type-B uncertainty for the correction factors. Together with the type-A uncertainty from the Monte Carlo calculations, an estimation of the combined standard uncertainty was made, assigned to the mean correction factors from various estimates. Conclusions: The present work provides a consistent and specific set of data for the output correction factors of a broad set of detectors in a Varian Clinac iX 6 MV accelerator and contributes to improving the understanding of the physics of small photon beams. The correction factors cannot in general be neglected for any detector and, as expected, their magnitude increases with decreasing field size. Due to the reduced number of clinical accelerator types currently available, it is suggested that detector output correction factors be given specifically for linac models and field sizes, rather than for a beam quality specifier that necessarily varies with the accelerator type and field size due to the different electron spot dimensions and photon collimation systems used by each accelerator model.

  20. Comparison of Pencil beam, Collapsed cone and Monte-Carlo algorithm in radiotherapy treatment planning for 6 MV photon

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    Kim, Sung Jin; Kim, Sung Kyu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Treatment planning system calculations in inhomogeneous regions may present significant inaccuracies due to loss of electronic equilibrium. In this study, three different dose calculation algorithms, pencil beam, collapsed cone, and Monte-Carlo, provided by our planning system were compared to assess their impact on the three-dimensional planning of lung and breast cases. A total of five breast and five lung cases were calculated using the PB, CC, and MC algorithms. Planning treatment volume and organs at risk delineation was performed according to our institutions protocols on the Oncentra MasterPlan image registration module, on 0.3 to 0.5 cm computed tomography slices taken under normal respiration conditions. Four intensity-modulated radiation therapy plans were calculated according to each algorithm for each patient. The plans were conducted on the Oncentra MasterPlan and CMS Monaco treatment planning systems, for 6 MV. The plans were compared in terms of the dose distribution in target, OAR volumes, and...

  1. SU-E-J-176: Results of Images Acquired with Backscattered MV Radiation Using a Pinhole Collimator

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    Bernard, D; Turian, J; Wu, Z; Darwish, N; Chu, J; Bernard, D [Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To ascertain the feasibility of acquiring real time images of small lung tumors from scattered photons while undergoing radiation treatment.There are several methodologies currently used to track tumor location such as MV-cine acquisition and kV fluoroscopy. However, MVcine offers no information parallel to the beam axis while kV fluoroscopy offers little potential for soft tissue discernability while also increasing the patient dose. This study investigates the feasibility of observing an actual simulated tumor while exploring techniques that may improve image quality. Methods: A prototype imager consisting of a gamma camera pinhole collimator and a computed radiography (CR) plate were used in conjunction with a Varian TrueBeam linac. One study consisted of a 2.5 cm diameter solid water cylinder representing a solid tumor imbedded within a lung equivalent material slab. The cylinder with the lung slab was sandwiched between 1 cm lung equivalent slabs and these were sandwiched between 2 slabs of solid water. The top water slab was 1 cm thick. The other imaging study consisted of three different density plugs, 0.46, 1.09, and 1.82 g/cm3 placed on the accelerator couch. The gantry was orientated 70° relative to the CR plate. The slabs and plugs were irradiated with 2000 MU and 500 MU respectively using the 6FFF mode. Results: The solid water plug was visually discernible in the slab phantom. The ratio of the signal coming from the higher density plugs (placed on the treatment couch) to that between the plugs increased from 1.02 to about 3.0 after subtracting the background image acquired with no plugs present. Conclusion: Preliminary results indicate that a lung tumor could be visualized with scattered radiation during treatment. Improvements in discerning an object can be enhanced by filtering out the head leakage and background scattered radiation not emanating from the imaged object.

  2. Fundamental science investigations to develop a 6-MV laser triggered gas switch for ZR: first annual report.

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    Warne, Larry Kevin; Van Den Avyle, James A.; Lehr, Jane Marie; Rose, David (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krompholz, Hermann G. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Vela, Russell (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Jorgenson, Roy Eberhardt; Timoshkin, Igor (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Woodworth, Joseph Ray; Prestwich, Kenneth Randel (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krile, John (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Given, Martin (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); McKee, G. Randall; Rosenthal, Stephen Edgar; Struve, Kenneth William; Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Benwell, Andrew L. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Kovaleski, Scott (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); LeChien, Keith, R.; Johnson, David (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Fouracre, R.A. (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Yeckel, Chris (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Wakeland, Peter Eric (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Miller, A. R. (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Hodge, Keith Conquest (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Pasik, Michael Francis; Savage, Mark Edward; Maenchen, John Eric; Curry, Randy D. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Feltz, Greg (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Bliss, David Emery; MacGregor, Scott (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Corley, J. P. (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Anaya, Victor (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Wallace, Zachariah (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Thoma, Carsten (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Neuber, Andreas. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In October 2005, an intensive three-year Laser Triggered Gas Switch (LTGS) development program was initiated to investigate and solve observed performance and reliability issues with the LTGS for ZR. The approach taken has been one of mission-focused research: to revisit and reassess the design, to establish a fundamental understanding of LTGS operation and failure modes, and to test evolving operational hypotheses. This effort is aimed toward deploying an initial switch for ZR in 2007, on supporting rolling upgrades to ZR as the technology can be developed, and to prepare with scientific understanding for the even higher voltage switches anticipated needed for future high-yield accelerators. The ZR LTGS was identified as a potential area of concern quite early, but since initial assessments performed on a simplified Switch Test Bed (STB) at 5 MV showed 300-shot lifetimes on multiple switch builds, this component was judged acceptable. When the Z{sub 20} engineering module was brought online in October 2003 frequent flashovers of the plastic switch envelope were observed at the increased stresses required to compensate for the programmatically increased ZR load inductance. As of October 2006, there have been 1423 Z{sub 20} shots assessing a variety of LTGS designs. Numerous incremental and fundamental switch design modifications have been investigated. As we continue to investigate the LTGS, the basic science of plastic surface tracking, laser triggering, cascade breakdown, and optics degradation remain high-priority mission-focused research topics. Significant progress has been made and, while the switch does not yet achieve design requirements, we are on the path to develop successively better switches for rolling upgrade improvements to ZR. This report summarizes the work performed in FY 2006 by the large team. A high-level summary is followed by detailed individual topical reports.

  3. 820 mV open-circuit voltages from Cu2O/CH3CN junctions Chengxiang Xiang, Gregory M. Kimball, Ronald L. Grimm, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Harry A. Atwater*

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    Kimball, Gregory

    couple, cuprous oxide yielded open- circuit voltage, Voc, values of 820 mV and short-circuit current-conversion efficiency of 1.5% was limited by solution absorption and optical reflection losses that reduced the short-circuit820 mV open-circuit voltages from Cu2O/CH3CN junctions Chengxiang Xiang, Gregory M. Kimball, Ronald

  4. The effect of a paraffin screen on the neutron dose at the maze door of a 15 MV linear accelerator

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    Krmar, M.; Kuzmanovi?, A. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad 21000 (Serbia)] [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad 21000 (Serbia); Nikoli?, D. [National Institute for Nanotechnology, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada)] [National Institute for Nanotechnology, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9 (Canada); Kuzmanovi?, Z. [International Medical Centers, Banja Luka 78000, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegowina)] [International Medical Centers, Banja Luka 78000, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Ganezer, K. [Physics Department, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California 90747 (United States)] [Physics Department, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California 90747 (United States)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a paraffin screen located at various positions in the maze on the neutron dose equivalent at the maze door.Methods: The neutron dose equivalent was measured at the maze door of a room containing a 15 MV linear accelerator for x-ray therapy. Measurements were performed for several positions of the paraffin screen covering only 27.5% of the cross-sectional area of the maze. The neutron dose equivalent was also measured at all screen positions. Two simple models of the neutron source were considered in which the first assumed that the source was the cross-sectional area at the inner entrance of the maze, radiating neutrons in an isotropic manner. In the second model the reduction in the neutron dose equivalent at the maze door due to the paraffin screen was considered to be a function of the mean values of the neutron fluence and energy at the screen.Results: The results of this study indicate that the equivalent dose at the maze door was reduced by a factor of 3 through the use of a paraffin screen that was placed inside the maze. It was also determined that the contributions to the dosage from areas that were not covered by the paraffin screen as viewed from the dosimeter, were 2.5 times higher than the contributions from the covered areas. This study also concluded that the contributions of the maze walls, ceiling, and floor to the total neutron dose equivalent were an order of magnitude lower than those from the surface at the far end of the maze.Conclusions: This study demonstrated that a paraffin screen could be used to reduce the neutron dose equivalent at the maze door by a factor of 3. This paper also found that the reduction of the neutron dose equivalent was a linear function of the area covered by the maze screen and that the decrease in the dose at the maze door could be modeled as an exponential function of the product ?·E at the screen.

  5. A comparison of small-field tissue phantom ratio data generation methods for an Elekta Agility 6 MV photon beam

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    Richmond, Neil, E-mail: neil.richmond@stees.nhs.uk; Brackenridge, Robert

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tissue-phantom ratios (TPRs) are a common dosimetric quantity used to describe the change in dose with depth in tissue. These can be challenging and time consuming to measure. The conversion of percentage depth dose (PDD) data using standard formulae is widely employed as an alternative method in generating TPR. However, the applicability of these formulae for small fields has been questioned in the literature. Functional representation has also been proposed for small-field TPR production. This article compares measured TPR data for small 6 MV photon fields against that generated by conversion of PDD using standard formulae to assess the efficacy of the conversion data. By functionally fitting the measured TPR data for square fields greater than 4 cm in length, the TPR curves for smaller fields are generated and compared with measurements. TPRs and PDDs were measured in a water tank for a range of square field sizes. The PDDs were converted to TPRs using standard formulae. TPRs for fields of 4 × 4 cm{sup 2} and larger were used to create functional fits. The parameterization coefficients were used to construct extrapolated TPR curves for 1 × 1 cm{sup 2}, 2 × 2-cm{sup 2}, and 3 × 3-cm{sup 2} fields. The TPR data generated using standard formulae were in excellent agreement with direct TPR measurements. The TPR data for 1 × 1-cm{sup 2}, 2 × 2-cm{sup 2}, and 3 × 3-cm{sup 2} fields created by extrapolation of the larger field functional fits gave inaccurate initial results. The corresponding mean differences for the 3 fields were 4.0%, 2.0%, and 0.9%. Generation of TPR data using a standard PDD-conversion methodology has been shown to give good agreement with our directly measured data for small fields. However, extrapolation of TPR data using the functional fit to fields of 4 × 4 cm{sup 2} or larger resulted in generation of TPR curves that did not compare well with the measured data.

  6. SU-E-T-175: Evaluation of the Relative Output Ratio for Collimator Jaw and MLC Defined Small Static 6MV Photon Fields

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    Cho, G [Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPAH, Camperdown, NSW 2050 (Australia); Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW (Australia); Thwaites, D [Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW (Australia)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To evaluate relative output ratio of collimator jaw and MLC defined small photon fields. Methods: Relative output ratios were measured using Gafchromic EBT3 film for a 6 MV photon beam on a Novalis Tx with HD120 MLC. Beam collimation was achieved by the jaws for 1.0 cm and 3.0 cm and MLC defined square field sizes between 0.5 cm and 1.0 cm with varying jaw settings between 2.0 and 4.0 cm. Film pieces were exposed to 4 Gy. Experiments were repeated with each session consisting of five consecutive exposures for the given MLC and/or jaw collimation and with the MLC and the jaws reset for each exposure. Films were scanned using EPSON 10000XL flatbed scanner approximately 24 hours after exposure in 48 bit RGB format at 150 dpi. Film calibration data were corrected for daily linac output variations. Doses were evaluated using the green channel with square ROI sizes of 0.1 – 0.6 cm. Converted doses were normalised for output ratio calculation using the 3.0 cm field as a machine specific reference field size. Mean output ratio and coefficient of variation (CV) were calculated for each experimental session. Results: For the Novalis 6 MV photon beam the output ratios between 0.719 and 0.872 have been measured for the jaw/MLC combinations tested. For a jaw setting of 4.0 cm field, the mean CV of the output ratios increased from 0.77% to 1.48% with decreasing MLC field size from 1.0 cm to 0.5 cm. For a nominal MLC 1.0 cm field, the CV increased to 1.00% from 0.77% with reducing jaw field size from 4.0 cm to 2.0 cm. Conclusion: The relative output ratio and the associated CV were dependent on the collimator jaw and MLC settings. The field size dependent CV showed similar trends to those reported in the literature.

  7. 1/21/2014 A Queen Bee's Secret, Pinpointed -NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/science/a-queen-bees-secret-pinpointed.html?src=mv 1/2

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    Wenseleers, Tom

    1/21/2014 A Queen Bee's Secret, Pinpointed - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/science/a-queen-bees-secret-pinpointed.html?src=mv 1/2 http://nyti.ms/Lvzyer SCIENCE A Queen Bee's Secret, Pinpointed JAN. 20, 2014 Observatory species overproduced certain chemicals, the researchers then #12;1/21/2014 A Queen Bee's Secret

  8. Monte Carlo characterization of skin doses in 6 MV transverse field MRI-linac systems: Effect of field size, surface orientation, magnetic field strength, and exit bolus

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    Oborn, B. M.; Metcalfe, P. E.; Butson, M. J.; Rosenfeld, A. B. [Illawarra Cancer Care Centre (ICCC), Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 (Australia) and Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 (Australia); Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 (Australia); Illawarra Cancer Care Centre (ICCC), Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 (Australia); Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 (Australia)

    2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The main focus of this work is to continue investigations into the Monte Carlo predicted skin doses seen in MRI-guided radiotherapy. In particular, the authors aim to characterize the 70 {mu}m skin doses over a larger range of magnetic field strength and x-ray field size than in the current literature. The effect of surface orientation on both the entry and exit sides is also studied. Finally, the use of exit bolus is also investigated for minimizing the negative effects of the electron return effect (ERE) on the exit skin dose. Methods: High resolution GEANT4 Monte Carlo simulations of a water phantom exposed to a 6 MV x-ray beam (Varian 2100C) have been performed. Transverse magnetic fields of strengths between 0 and 3 T have been applied to a 30x30x20 cm{sup 3} phantom. This phantom is also altered to have variable entry and exit surfaces with respect to the beam central axis and they range from -75 deg. to +75 deg. The exit bolus simulated is a 1 cm thick (water equivalent) slab located on the beam exit side. Results: On the entry side, significant skin doses at the beam central axis are reported for large positive surface angles and strong magnetic fields. However, over the entry surface angle range of -30 deg. to -60 deg., the entry skin dose is comparable to or less than the zero magnetic field skin dose, regardless of magnetic field strength and field size. On the exit side, moderate to high central axis skin dose increases are expected except at large positive surface angles. For exit bolus of 1 cm thickness, the central axis exit skin dose becomes an almost consistent value regardless of magnetic field strength or exit surface angle. This is due to the almost complete absorption of the ERE electrons by the bolus. Conclusions: There is an ideal entry angle range of -30 deg. to -60 deg. where entry skin dose is comparable to or less than the zero magnetic field skin dose. Other than this, the entry skin dose increases are significant, especially at higher magnetic fields. On the exit side there is mostly moderate to high skin dose increases for 0.2-3 T with the only exception being large positive angles. Exit bolus of 1 cm thickness will have a significant impact on lowering such exit skin dose increases that occur as a result of the ERE.

  9. Obliquity factors for {sup 60}Co and 4, 10, and 18 MV x rays for concrete, steel, and lead and angles of incidence between 0{degrees} and 70{degrees}

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    Biggs, P.J. [Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The attenuation of {sup 60}Co gamma rays and photons of 4, 10, and 18 MV x-ray beams by concrete, steel, and lead has been studied using the Monte Carlo technique for angles of incidence 0{degrees}, 30{degrees}, 45{degrees}, 60{degrees}, and 70{degrees}. Transmission factors have been determined down to < 2 x 10{sup {minus}5} in all cases. The results show that deviation from the obliquity factor increases with angle but is not significant for angles {le} 45{degrees}. AT 70{degrees} angle of incidence and a transmission factor of 10{sup {minus}5}, the obliquity factor varies between 1.2 and 1.9 for concrete, between 1.4 and 1.7 for steel, and between 1.4 and 1.5 for lead for the range of energies investigated. This amounts to an additional 86 and 50 cm of concrete, 25 and 23 cm of steel, and 8 and 14 cm of lead for {sup 60}Co and 18 MV x rays, respectively. The results for {sup 60}Co is concrete and lead are in good agreement with previously published experimental work. Fits to the data using mathematical models allow reconstruction of all data curves to better than 1% on average and 7% in the worst single case. 9 refs., 14 figs., 6 tabs.

  10. Measurement and Verification (M&V

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    Masuda, H

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ESL-KT-14-11-39 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Agenda 1. Introduction and Agenda 2. Definitions: Types of Commissioning 3. Introduction to Continuous Commissioning® 4. Tools and Measurements Coffee Break...

  11. LS-81 MCT/MV1125

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    random noise generator and a transfer function is calculated via a HP model 5451C Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analyzer. The 5451C-FFT operating program used to calculate four...

  12. The investigation of atmospheric humidity control by hot gas reheat

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    Whitlock, Paul Leroy

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Number 1, 2, and 3 24 10 Psychrometric Chart with the Processes of Runs Number 1, 2, and 3 Superimposed Upon One Another 25 Nossle Performance Curvos 31 vi LIST OF SM30LS ~Sbol OF ~tit Cubic feet per minute Constant pressure specific heat... tempera- ture L2/T2 in. Hg in, H2O MV PD psig sp gr tdb Inches of mercury Inches of water Pounds mass Pounds mass dry air Pounds mass water vapor Millivolt s Pressure diff'erential (in. Hg) Gage pressure Heat added or re...

  13. Electric Utility Industrial DSM and M&V Program 

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    Lau, K. P. K.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Power Smart Partners Program (PSP) is the premier demand-side management program for BC Hydro’s large commercial and industrial non-transmission class customers. It is a direct energy acquisition program...

  14. CRUISE FROM ATHENS TO ISTANBUL aboard the MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

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    Toronto, University of

    the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Set foot in places such as Ephesus, Troy and Pergamon, the greatest cities; and Ephesus, the Blue Mosque, the Archaeological Site of Troy, and the Church of the Holy Savior of Chora

  15. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    More Documents & Publications Introduction to Measurement & Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects DRAFT...

  16. NOAA / AOML Thermosalinograph (TSG) M/V Explorer Manual

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    .....................................................6 Cleaning the Strainer .......................................8 Computer / Data Acquistion excess build up of biofoulant in the strainer. To turn on the TSG: 1. Open the stainless steel ball valve should include: 1. Checking for leaks at each of the valves and at the strainer and pump. If leaks

  17. Simplified VO M&V Protocol Simplified Voltage Optimization (VO)

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    of all distribution lines that are controlled by a tap changing source voltage regulator. Several voltage-control primary system with source voltage regulation. Minimum system stability thresholds, system data modeling is mentioned, it refers to using industry accepted distribution system power flow simulation tools

  18. M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy...

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    responsibility for achieving savings related to equipment performance. Operations, preventive maintenance, and repair and replacement practices can have a dramatic effect on...

  19. Electric Utility Industrial DSM and M&V Program

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    Lau, K. P. K.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Power Smart Partners Program (PSP) is the premier demand-side management program for BC Hydro’s large commercial and industrial non-transmission class customers. It is a direct energy acquisition program...

  20. Automotive Accessibility and Efficiency Meet in the Innovative MV-1 |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The FutureComments fromof Energy Automation World Features New White Paper

  1. The determination of sulfur-containing surfactants with a high pressure liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry system

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    Hobill, Jonathan Edward

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the blank millivolt intensities 78 17 Average millivolt intensities for the nickel standard solution 79 Table Page 18 Standard deviations of the nickel standard millivolt intensities 80 19 Slopes of the calibration lines calculated from the blank... widely used sulfur-containing surfactants. The alkylbenzenesulfonates 1 strongly absorb in the UV region and, therefore are easily monitored by UV detectors. Other surfactants, such as alkyl sulfates 2 [13-17], alpha olefin sulfonates 3 [16...

  2. A batteryless thermoelectric energy-harvesting interface circuit with 35mV startup voltage

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    Ramadass, Yogesh Kumar

    A batteryless thermoelectric energy-harvesting interface circuit to extract electrical energy from human body heat is implemented in a 0.35 ?m [mu m] CMOS process. A mechanically assisted startup circuit enables operation ...

  3. M&V Plan and Savings Calculations Methods Outline (IDIQ Attachment...

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    planning and savings calculation methods for an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). mvplanoutline.doc More Documents & Publications Post-Installation Report Outline...

  4. 6 MV photon beam modeling for Varian Clinac iX using GEANT4 virtual jaw

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    Kim, Byung Yong; Kim, Dong Ho; Baek, Jong Geun; Moon, Su Ho; Rho, Gwang Won; Kang, Jeong Ku; Kim, Sung Kyu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most virtual source models (VSM) use beam modeling, with the exception of the patient-dependent secondary collimator (jaw). Unlike other components of the treatment head, the jaw absorbs many photons generated by the bremsstrahlung, which decreases the efficiency of the simulation. In the present study, a new method of beam modeling using a virtual jaw was applied to improve the calculation efficiency of VSM. The results for the percentage depth dose and profile of the virtual jaw VSM calculated in a homogeneous water phantom agreed with the measurement results for the CC13 cylinder type ion chamber within an error rate of 2%, and the 80 to 20% penumbra width agreed with the measurement results within an error of 0.6 mm. Compared with the existing VSM, in which a great number of photons are absorbed, the calculation efficiency of the VSM using the virtual jaw was expected to increase by approximately 67%.

  5. Application of Risk Analysis to Evaluating M&V Requirement for Energy Efficiency Program

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    Tan, G.; Gregoire, C.; Gogte, S.; Gowans, D.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    %. The lessons from this experiment may be used to conduct large-scale risk analysis to optimize evaluation cost allocations for more complex energy efficiency program portfolio....

  6. Powerline Communication System for Monitoring and Supervision of Feeder Equipments for MV Substation Automation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    into the substations by the utilities to integrate data from relays and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and capitalize on the protection, control, metering, fault recording, communication functions available been designed and retrofitted into the substations by the utilities to integrate data from relays

  7. State and Local Energy Savings Performance Contracting: Savings Measurement and Verification (M&V)

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    DOE’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) supports the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) and the State Energy Program (SEP) by providing state, local, and tribal officials the tools and resources needed to implement successful and sustainable clean energy programs.

  8. Compiler correctness and the translation of logics Theo M.V. Janssen

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    Amsterdam, University of

    be proven by finite algebraic means. PrL Compile - AssL Sem(PrL) IntP L ? Decode CompMod IntAL ? PrL of the rightmost diagram. PrL: Programming Language IntP L Interpretation of PrL AssL: Assembly Language IntAL Interpretation of AssL Sem(PrL): meanings of the PrL CompMod: abstract model of computer Several variants

  9. KG>:b0cMV2> Ris-R-660(EN)

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    .6 Diffusive Description of Lattice Gas Models 16 1.7 Analysis of Neutron and X-ray Reflectivity Data is in the field of condensed matter physics. The principal activities of the department in the period from 1 Carlo simulations, and methods for data analysis · Magnetic structures, magnetic phase transitions

  10. Construction of MV-6 Well Pad at the Central Nevada Test Area Completed |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China U.S. DepartmentEnergy This partAs theFebruary09 FY1,The1, 2015

  11. NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY Green Bank, West Virginia

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    Groppi, Christopher

    square law for low voltage and current. At high current the resistance of the diode and the load re function. The curve for Rx 1. 5 K ohm follows the square law curve for outputs from 10 millivolts to 150 millivolts. The Rx = 1. 5 K ohm curve starts near the one-diode curve and ap- proaches the two-diode curve

  12. Organometallics 1989,8, 1929-1941 Reactivity of Alkynes toward M-v2-CS2 Metal Complexes. 3.

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    Li, Jing

    Mealli,"" Ren6 Mer~ier,~and Ldc Toupet5 UA CNRS 322 Universit6 de Bretagne Occidentale, 29287 Brest Cedex

  13. 43 "{"`"MV"|WEu~_W (2006-5) FT-ICR ,,,`J^<`NX^[,'Y...`f,Sw"z

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    and ethylene. Another reaction is dehydration between two molecules of ethanol. Dehydrogenation from ethylene of transition metal cluster ions (Co) with ethylene and ethanol was investigated by using the FT-ICR mass is strongly occurred and two or three molecules of ethylene can't adsorb without dehydration. This experiment

  14. Development of a Monitoring and Verification (M&V) Plan and Baseline for the Fort Hood ESPC Project

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    Haberl, J. S.; Liu, Z.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Lynn, B.; Underwood, D.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fort Hood has selected an Energy Services Performance Contract (ESPC) contractor to help achieve its energy reduction goals as mandated by Executive Order. This ESPC is expected to be a $3.8 million, 20 year contract, which includes five primary...

  15. Systems integration and upgrade of an Engineering Flight Simulator

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    Alcorn, William Pleasant

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Training System Head-down-display Head-up-display Hertz (cycles per second) Level of detail Input / output Light emitting diode Multi Channel Option Millivolt SEI Serial Encoder Interface VME VERSA Module device TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT...

  16. Calculations of atomic sputtering and displacement cross-sections in solid elements by electrons with energies from threshold to 1. 5 MV

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    Bradley, C.R.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The kinetics of knock-on collisions of relativistic electrons with nuclei and details of the numerical evaluation of differential, recoil, and total Mott cross-sections are reviewed and discussed. The effects of electron beam induced displacement and sputtering, in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) environment, on microanalysis are analyzed with particular emphasis placed on the removal of material by knock-on sputtering. The mass loss predicted due to transmission knock-on sputtering is significant for many elements under conditions frequently encountered in microanalysis. Total Mott cross-sections are tabulated for all naturally occurring solid elements up to Z = 92 at displacement energies of one, two, four, and five times the sublimation energy and for accelerating voltages accessible in the transmission electron microscope. Fortran source code listings for the calculation of the differential Mott cross-section as a function of electron scattering angle (dMottCS), as a function of nuclear recoil angle (RECOIL), and the total Mott cross-section (TOTCS) are included. 48 refs., 21 figs., 12 tabs.

  17. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C5, suppl6ment au n0ll, Tome 48, novembre 1987

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    Boyer, Edmond

    JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C5, suppl6ment au n0ll, Tome 48, novembre 1987 VERY LARGE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECTS IN MODULATION-DOPED HETEROSTRUCTURES M.-H. MEYNADIER, N. TABATABAIE, R.E. NAHORY and J.P. HARBISON as high as several hundred millivolts between contacts centimeters away from the exciting spot. The effect

  18. Electric Organs and Their Control Angel Ariel Caputi, Bruce A. Carlson, and Omar Macadar

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    410 14 Electric Organs and Their Control Angel Ariel Caputi, Bruce A. Carlson, and Omar Macadar 1 Organs and Their Control 411 microvolts to millivolt range near the mouth, and ventilatory movements to locate females buried under the sand during the breeding season (Tricas et al. 1995). It is likely

  19. Mv. Space Res. Vol. 13, Mo. 9, ~. (9)331--(9)339, 1993 0273--1177/93$24.00 Punted in (Ireat Britain. All ri&its reserved. 1993COSPAR

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    Reames, Donald V.

    . All ri&its reserved. 1993COSPAR NON-THERMAL PARTICLES IN THE INTERPLANETARY MEDIUM Donald V. Reames ubiquitous presence of highly non- thermal particles in collisionless plasmas throughout the heliosphere and bow shocks, in traveling interplanetary shocks, in the interaction region between fast and slow solar

  20. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT DIVISION. ANNUAL REPORT FY 1980

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    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TO SET AUX ELECTRODE RELAY MV END TEST CELL PARAMETERS DRIVEFOR TEST CELL DAC START MV AUX ELECTRODE RELAY 'ON' PLATE

  1. Measurement and Verification Options for Federal Energy- and Water-Saving Projects

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) measurement and verification (M&V) guidelines and International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol M&V methodologies are broken into four options.

  2. Product specification Supersedes data of 1999 Apr 23

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    Berns, Hans-Gerd

    A; note 1 - -200 mV IC = -50 mA; IB = -5 mA; note 1 - -200 mV VBEsat base-emitter saturation voltage IC = -10 mA; IB = -1 mA; note 1 - -850 mV IC = -50 mA; IB = -5 mA; note 1 - -950 mV Cc collector

  3. Enzocide - a chemical dip for the reduction of Salmonella on chicken breast skin

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    Bianchi, Aldo

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Kansas City, MO) to a final product temperature of 79'C. Each sample was combined with three times as much water as the sample weight and blended in a Virtis Homogenizer 23 (Gardiner, NY) for one minute. Replicates of each sample were then placed... was connected to a Corning Science Products 240 pH meter (Corning, NY). Fifty mL of unknown solution and was added 1 mL of the 5 M NaNO, ionic strength adjustor solution to a 100 mL beaker and stirred. Millivolt readings were recorded after the solution had...

  4. Transformer current sensor for superconducting magnetic coils

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Shen, S.S.; Wilson, C.T.

    1985-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention is a current transformer for operating currents larger than 2kA (two kiloamps) that is capable of detecting a millivolt level resistive voltage in the presence of a large inductive voltage. Specifically, the present invention includes substantially cylindrical primary turns arranged to carry a primary current and substantially cylindrical secondary turns arranged coaxially with and only partially within the primary turns, the secondary turns including an active winding and a dummy winding, the active and dummy windings being coaxial, longitudinally separated and arranged to mutually cancel voltages excited by commonly experienced magnetic fields, the active winding but not the dummy winding being arranged within the primary turns.

  5. ISSN 0001-4338, Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, 2006, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 215227. Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2006. Original Russian Text M.V. Makarova, A.V. Poberovskii, S.V. Yagovkina, I.L. Karol', V.E. Lagun, N.N. Paramonova, A.I. Reshetni

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    in the prediction of pos- sible climate changes is a correct consideration of the spatiotemporal variability in the atmosphere over northwestern Russia. The study was based on analysis of measurement results [2­4], air to examine changes in TM and atmospheric methane concentra- tions at a qualitatively new level [1, 6

  6. Integral radiation dose to normal structures with conformal external beam radiation

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    Aoyama, Hidefumi [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States) and Department of Radiology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo (Japan)]. E-mail: hao@radi.med.hokudai.ac.jp; Westerly, David Clark [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Mackie, Thomas Rockwell [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); TomoTherapy Inc., Madison, WI (United States); Olivera, Gustavo H. [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); TomoTherapy Inc., Madison, WI (United States); Bentzen, Soren M. [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Patel, Rakesh R. [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Jaradat, Hazim [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Tome, Wolfgang A. [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Ritter, Mark A. [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Mehta, Minesh P. [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: This study was designed to evaluate the integral dose (ID) received by normal tissue from intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: Twenty-five radiation treatment plans including IMRT using a conventional linac with both 6 MV (6MV-IMRT) and 20 MV (20MV-IMRT), as well as three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) using 6 MV (6MV-3DCRT) and 20 MV (20MV-3DCRT) and IMRT using tomotherapy (6MV) (Tomo-IMRT), were created for 5 patients with localized prostate cancer. The ID (mean dose x tissue volume) received by normal tissue (NTID) was calculated from dose-volume histograms. Results: The 6MV-IMRT resulted in 5.0% lower NTID than 6MV-3DCRT; 20 MV beam plans resulted in 7.7%-11.2% lower NTID than 6MV-3DCRT. Tomo-IMRT NTID was comparable to 6MV-IMRT. Compared with 6MV-3DCRT, 6MV-IMRT reduced IDs to the rectal wall and penile bulb by 6.1% and 2.7%, respectively. Tomo-IMRT further reduced these IDs by 11.9% and 16.5%, respectively. The 20 MV did not reduce IDs to those structures. Conclusions: The difference in NTID between 3DCRT and IMRT is small. The 20 MV plans somewhat reduced NTID compared with 6 MV plans. The advantage of tomotherapy over conventional IMRT and 3DCRT for localized prostate cancer was demonstrated in regard to dose sparing of rectal wall and penile bulb while slightly decreasing NTID as compared with 6MV-3DCRT.

  7. Introduction to Measurement & Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    An overview of why and how M&V is conducted in Super ESPC projects. Topics include allocating project risk, steps to verify savings, and M&V plans and reports.

  8. Comparative Effectiveness of Analgesic Sedation as Primary Sedation in Medical ICU Patients vs. Conventional Sedation and Analgesia Regimens

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    Taylor, Scott M.

    2014-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    ventilation (MV). Pharmacotherapy including analgesics, sedatives, and antipsychotics are considered the standard of care to optimize patient safety and comfort during MV. Although the use of analgesics, sedatives, and antipsychotic therapies in the ICU...

  9. Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol. 45, No. 279, pp. 1403-1412, October 1994 Experimental

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    Schönknecht, Gerald

    the two electrode voltage-clamp technique, we investigated the ion fluxes involved in this transient membrane potential (PD) hyperpolarizes from the steady-state level (- 100 mV ±30 mV) to a maximum value

  10. Guide to Government Witnessing and Review of Measurement and...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    and verification (M&V) activities in Federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects. Witnessing of M&V activities is a part of the process of reviewing and...

  11. Myoelectric activity of the cecum and proximal loop of the ascending colon in the cow

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    Steiner, Adrian

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -6 (mean) (amen+80) 120. 77 124. 30 + 34. 77 119. 64 102. 38 + 25. 35 ifferent from p&0. 05 7, 8 7, 8 5 (min) t e A 103. 92 84. 32 67. 51 105. 27 143. 33 144. 70 108. 17 + 31. 05 7, 8 7, 8 (min) t e 8 198. 86 167. 24 305. 22 277. 99I 270.... 58 + 1. 33 13. 36 + 2. 51 ifferent from P&0. 05 SD = standard deviation; HA = hyperactivity. g 0. 25 mV g 025 mV ]05 mV ) 0. 5 mV 305 mV 305 mV 305 mV 305 mV Figure 4 ? Myoelectric activity of the jejunum, ileum, cecum, and proximal...

  12. ROLE OF AN ABC TRANSPORTER COMPLEX IN VIOLOGEN TOLERANCE IN STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS

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    Biswas, Saswati

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    the mechanisms by which S. mutans withstand exposure to various quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) such as methyl viologen (MV) that also generates superoxide radicals in the cell. To elucidate the genes that are essential for MV tolerance, sensitive mutants...

  13. Introduction to Measurement & Verification for DOE Super ESPC...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    agree on the general M&V approache(s) to be used prior to starting the detailed energy survey (DES). The M&V method(s) chosen have a dramatic affect on how the baseline is...

  14. Reviewing Measurement and Verification Plans for Federal ESPC...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    M&V cost for each measure See DO-4 for performance-period M&V costs 2.4 Operations, Preventive Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement Reporting Requirements Define Government...

  15. SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE A.N. Skrinsky (chairman), Novosibirsk

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    , Moscow V.M. Fomin, ITAM SB RAS, Novosibirsk M.V. Kovalchuk, Institute of Crystallography RAS, Moscow G

  16. A block-based scalable motion model for highly scalable video coding

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    Kao, Meng-Ping

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2006. [45] J. Lee. Joint optimization of block size andjoint optimization on both MV accuracy and variable block

  17. Development of Biosensors for Real Time Analysis of Perchlorate in Water

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    Frankenberger, William T; Okeke, Benedict C; Cheng, Quan Jason

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    element and redox colorants, particularly methyl viologen (the methyl viologen (MV 2+ ) is used as a redox regenerator

  18. Psychology 361: Neuropsychology, Spring Semester 2011 Professor: Paul Gilbert, Ph.D.

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    Gallo, Linda C.

    Textbook: Zillmer, E.A., Spiers, M.V., & Culbertson, W. (2008). Principles of Neuropsychology (2nd Ed

  19. DEPT. OF SPANISH PORTUGUESE YEARLY COURSE PLANNER Spanish Language Courses 2013-2014 ABBREVIATION KEY

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    Shahriar, Selim

    Elementary Spanish 21 CC 16 MV Maria Teresa Villanueva 115-1 Accelerated Elementary Spanish 22 RC 16 ATW Anna

  20. The new generation of Electronic Portal Imaging Devices (EPID) based on the a-Si flat panel

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    Pouliot, Jean

    at the UCSF Cancer Center on a dual energy (6 & 18 MV) linac and clinical use and development of new

  1. Measurement and Verification Activities Required in the Energy Savings Performance Contract Process

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    There are four major measurement and verification (M&V) activities in the energy savings performance contract (ESPC) procurement process.

  2. Product specification Supersedes data of 1999 Apr 23

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    Berns, Hans-Gerd

    A; note 1 - 200 mV IC = 50 mA; IB = 5 mA; note 1 - 200 mV VBEsat base-emitter saturation voltage IC = 10 mA; IB = 1 mA; note 1 - 850 mV IC = 50 mA; IB = 5 mA; note 1 - 950 mV Cc collector capacitance VCB = 5 V

  3. From living cells to atoms Compartmentalisation in the cell

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    Economou, Tassos

    ;Mitochondrial Energy MetabolismMitochondrial Energy Metabolism #12;The Electrochemical Proton Gradient metabolism enzymes,lipid metabolism enzymes, porinporin IMSIMS 6% of total6% of total mitThe Electrochemical Proton Gradient 140 mV 60 mV (-1 pH unit) TOTAL 200 mV #12;Active transport processes are driven

  4. Elmar Vogel DESY Beschleuniger-Betriebs-Seminar, Grmitz, 17-20 November 2008

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    /m22 MV/mF3A5 26 MV/m maximum horizontal gradient achieved 21.7 MV/mF3A7 no field emission measured and the cavity vacuum 54 Truck transportation #12;7 55 Arriving Hamburg... 56 ... and DESY 57 Unp

  5. Landscape of superconducting membranes

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    Frederik Denef; Sean A. Hartnoll

    2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The AdS/CFT correspondence may connect the landscape of string vacua and the `atomic landscape' of condensed matter physics. We study the stability of a landscape of IR fixed points of N=2 large N gauge theories in 2+1 dimensions, dual to Sasaki-Einstein compactifications of M theory, towards a superconducting state. By exhibiting instabilities of charged black holes in these compactifications, we show that many of these theories have charged operators that condense when the theory is placed at a finite chemical potential. We compute a statistical distribution of critical superconducting temperatures for a subset of these theories. With a chemical potential of one milliVolt, we find critical temperatures ranging between 0.24 and 165 degrees Kelvin.

  6. Standard Measurement & Verification Plan for Lighting Equipment Retrofit or Replacement Projects

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    Richman, Eric E.

    2009-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides a framework for a standard Measurement and Verification (M&V) plan for lighting projects. It was developed to support cost-effective retrofits (partial and complete replacements) of lighting systems and is intended to provide a foundation for an M&V plan for a lighting retrofit utilizing a "best practice" approach, and to provide guidance to site owners, contractors, and other involved organizations on what is essential for a robust M&V plan for lighting projects. This document provides examples of appropriate elements of an M&V plan, including the calculation of expected energy savings. The standard M&V plan, as provided, also allows for consistent comparison with other similar lighting projects. Although intended for lighting retrofit applications, M&V plans developed per this framework document may also be used for other non-lighting technology retrofits and new installations.

  7. ACCELERATOR DIVISION ANNUAL REPORTS, 1 JULY 1972 12/31/1974

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    Lofgren, E.J.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    compressor we could regularly form compressed rings with a holding field of 5 MV/m and more, without any problems

  8. Well Completion Report for Corrective Action Unit 443 Central Nevada Test Area Nye County, Nevada

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    None

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The drilling program described in this report is part of a new corrective action strategy for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 443 at the Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA). The drilling program included drilling two boreholes, geophysical well logging, construction of two monitoring/validation (MV) wells with piezometers (MV-4 and MV-5), development of monitor wells and piezometers, recompletion of two existing wells (HTH-1 and UC-1-P-1S), removal of pumps from existing wells (MV-1, MV-2, and MV-3), redevelopment of piezometers associated with existing wells (MV-1, MV-2, and MV-3), and installation of submersible pumps. The new corrective action strategy includes initiating a new 5-year proof-of-concept monitoring period to validate the compliance boundary at CNTA (DOE 2007). The new 5-year proof-of-concept monitoring period begins upon completion of the new monitor wells and collection of samples for laboratory analysis. The new strategy is described in the Corrective Action Decision Document/Corrective Action Plan addendum (DOE 2008a) that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection approved (NDEP 2008).

  9. Solar fuels : integration of molecular catalysts with p-type semiconductor photocathode

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    Kumar, Bhupendra

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on hydrogenated Pd and Pt electrode at 200 mV overpotentialor hydrogenated Pd. All of these electrodes are good proton

  10. Data:9d2b5deb-0dd7-473c-a26c-7e0591db36e1 | Open Energy Information

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    250W MV Sector: Lighting Description: Source or reference: http:psc.wi.govapps40tariffsviewfile.aspx?typeelectric&id6760 Source Parent: Comments Applicability Demand...

  11. Data:31c724fa-4487-48c1-b494-adb3b400d070 | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode Source or reference: http:psc.wi.govapps40tariffsviewfile.aspx?typeelectr...

  12. Data:B0162ab1-e70e-42dc-bb9b-38806659178b | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode (98% contributed) Wood Distribution 1.00 per pole per month. Wood Stand Alone...

  13. Data:Bc4d9ee3-a955-440c-9835-109a82425701 | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode Source or reference: http:psc.wi.govapps40tariffsviewfile.aspx?typeelectr...

  14. Data:6b0a2698-e617-4833-a4ee-ecfb4c3bb474 | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode Source or reference: http:psc.wi.govapps40tariffsviewfile.aspx?typeelectr...

  15. Data:Eae6bc4d-fca9-49ee-828b-eff25d6321e2 | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode Source or reference: http:psc.wi.govapps40tariffsviewfile.aspx?typeelectr...

  16. Data:F69235c4-2aa9-4b28-b56e-6306a5af980d | Open Energy Information

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    units. Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, Q Quarts, LED Light Emitting Diode. Source or reference: http:psc.wi.govapps40tariffsviewfile.aspx?typeelect...

  17. Data:2f33f127-18a8-436d-ac20-a71de5283143 | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode Source or reference: http:psc.wi.govapps40tariffsviewfile.aspx?typeelectr...

  18. Data:A1aab9f5-62b8-4054-9e89-e8f4799eee09 | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode (98% contributed) Wood Distribution 1.00 per pole per month. Wood Stand Alone...

  19. Data:96f134c4-126b-45c0-8e3c-fad541a2cce7 | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode Source or reference: http:psc.wi.govapps40tariffsviewfile.aspx?typeelectr...

  20. Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    and verification is conducted in super energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) projects. Topics include allocating project risk, steps to verify savings, and M&V...

  1. Data:1b0f0ce3-ceb3-4295-93e4-fa2b77c76cb4 | Open Energy Information

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    >> Basic Information Utility name: Cuming County Public Pwr Dist Effective date: 20111214 End date if known: Rate name: Security Lighting Unmetered Lights 250W MV Sector:...

  2. Guidelines and Checklist for Commissioning and Government Acceptance...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Checklist, and Contract Clauses for Government Acceptance of Super ESPC Projects Commissioning Guidance for ESPCs Draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal...

  3. Electrochemical investigation of the energetics of particulate titanium dioxide photocatalysts. The methyl viologen-acetate system

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    Ward, M.D.; White, J.R.; Bard, A.J.

    1983-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Addition of methyl viologen (MV/sup 2 +/) enhances the anodic currents observed for TiO/sub 2/ suspensions under illumination by trapping of photogenerated electrons with formation of MV/sup +/. The magnitude of the photocurrent depends upon the relative location of the semiconductor Fermi level and E/sub redox/ of the MV/sup 2 +//MV/sup +/.couple. The location of the Fermi level in the anatase powders was estimated as -0.05 V vs. NHE (pH 0) based on the observed variation of photocurrent with pH. The shift in the quasi-Fermi level with light intensity is also discussed.

  4. Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts

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    Measurement and verification (M&V) activities help agencies confirm that legally and contractually required savings guarantees are met in federal energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).

  5. Data:1b6b7e73-4b27-49bd-be90-7e834c978642 | Open Energy Information

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    2 Lightinhg service to existing instalation only - schedule ALS - MV - 400W with Concrete, Fiberglass or Metal Pole Sector: Lighting Description: This rate schedule is...

  6. Data:32d15984-284d-4bd2-9591-6060b0f38545 | Open Energy Information

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    date: End date if known: Rate name: Street Lighting ornamental, 400w mv, 30 ft concrete pole Sector: Lighting Description: street lighting,ornamental mercury vapor 400...

  7. University of Massachusetts Amherst Measurement & Verification Guidelines

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    University of Massachusetts Amherst Measurement & Verification Guidelines & Template Plan 11 ..............................................................................................................1 UMASS AMHERST MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION (M&V) GUIDELINES ..........3 PREFACE ....................................................................................................................................................................3 BENEFITS OF MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION

  8. Example Measurement & Verification Plan for a Super ESPC Project

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Report features a comprehensive measurement and verification (M&V) plan for a fictitious super energy savings performance contract (ESPC) project.

  9. Standard Measurement and Verification Plan for Lighting Retrofit Projects for Buildings and Building Sites

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    Richman, Eric E.

    2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides a framework for standard measurement and verification (M&V) of lighting retrofit and replacement projects. It was developed to provide site owners, contractors, and other involved organizations with the essential elements of a robust M&V plan for lighting projects. It includes details on all aspects of effectively measuring light levels of existing and post-retrofit projects, conducting power measurement, and developing cost-effectiveness analysis. This framework M&V plan also enables consistent comparison among similar lighting projects, and may be used to develop M&V plans for non--lighting-technology retrofits and new installations.

  10. Development of an in situ Remediation Strategy for a Metals-Contaminated, Alkaline Groundwater

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    King, Aaron Scott

    under oxygenated or reduced conditions (Appendices 7 and 8). 19 Figure 7. Lead speciation as a function of pH at Eh = -409 mV Figure 8. Lead speciation as a function of pH at Eh = 200 mV Eh = -409 mV Eh = 200 mV 20 The chemistry of lead... and encouragement of my family, especially my wife Jessie and my parents John and Jean. Their unwavering support has helped me tremendously. I am particularly grateful to Dr. Edward Peltier and Dr. Mandy M. Michalsen for the great care with which they reviewed my...

  11. Data:A4423bc0-5f8d-4ef2-a967-bea6ed1f5fc9 | Open Energy Information

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    street lighting near the Cooperative's electric distribution lines with existing transformers. MV Mercury Vapor; HPS High Pressure Sodium; MH Metal Halide; X Cobra Head...

  12. Data:2aa07ba4-9aaa-4ed2-974e-604ed46e09db | Open Energy Information

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    LIGHT SERVICE (175W MV) Sector: Lighting Description: Additional fees for poles and transformers may apply Source or reference: ISU Documentation Source Parent: Comments...

  13. Data:89f6d69a-85f5-4a51-936d-0f72768c0a56 | Open Energy Information

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    street lighting near the Cooperative's electric distribution lines with existing transformers. MV Mercury Vapor; HPS High Pressure Sodium; MH Metal Halide; X Cobra Head...

  14. Data:9dbae606-8b20-44d5-adbe-98752fd2c194 | Open Energy Information

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    Electric Coop Inc Effective date: 20120520 End date if known: Rate name: Street Lighting 250 W HPS (400 W MV) Sector: Lighting Description: The Cooperative shall install,...

  15. Data:Ba2c55ad-e6d5-4f50-abb2-919e9511d0eb | Open Energy Information

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    date: 20120501 End date if known: Rate name: Rate Schedule OSL: Ornamental Street Lighting Service 175 watt MV Sector: Lighting Description: AVAILABILITY: Available to any...

  16. Automated Measurement and Signaling Systems for the Transactional Network

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    Piette, Mary Ann

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    verification (M&V) of energy and demand savings. Baselinedetermination of energy, demand, and economic savings. ThisSum Department of Energy Demand response Energy Conservation

  17. ESPC Best Practices from Life of Contract Field Reviews

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    throughout. - Structure Project Terms so Measurement and Verification (M&V), Operations, Preventive Maintenance, and RepairReplacement ensure close, regular SiteESCO Interaction...

  18. Intermetallic Anodes

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Search for inexpensive intermetallic electrode materials (powder laminates rather than thin films) that provide 1) an electrochemical potential several hundred mV above Li 0 ,...

  19. Organic composition and environmental conditions in mangrove sediments : a key for reconstructing the evolution of theFrench Guiana coast.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    values (range : 200 to 400mV), due to the oxygen made available by mangrove roots (Sholander et al., 1955

  20. Supplementary Information: Regulated spatial organization and sensitivity of cytosolic protein

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    Fontana, Walter

    V #12;PLM Neurons ydEx37 ydEx42 ydEx20 ydIs1 ydEx40 Pharyngeal muscle 0.0 1.0 0.5 E (mV) -280 -275 -265 of pharyngeal muscles (green lines), PLM touch neurons (red lines), and intestine (orange lines). The average) and -270.6 mV (68) for the ydEx35, and ydEx42 PLM neuronal lines; and -270.0 mV (74), -269.8 mV (61

  1. Technical design aspects of Feasibility Study-II

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    Zisman, Michael S.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fig. 4. Cavity shape for SCRF to give 17 MV/m gradient inRLA are based on 201.25 MHz SCRF cavities [5]. (The power

  2. International linear collider reference design report

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    Aarons, G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    transformers located along the Service Tunnel tap-o? the MV distribution system to provide power to the LV systems and components.

  3. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    HVAC system selection & sizing * Operations: HVAC fault diagnosis, dynamic control & demand response * Market: code development & compliance, ratings, incentives, M&V, policy,...

  4. Operational experience with compressed geometry acceleration tubes in the Oak Ridge 25URC tandem accelerator

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    Jones, C.M.; Haynes, D.L.; Juras, R.C.; Meigs, M.J.; Ziegler, N.F.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Installation of compressed geometry acceleration tubes and other associated modifications have increased the effective voltage capability of the Oak Ridge 25URC tandem accelerator by about 3 MV. Since mid-September 1988, the accelerator has been operated routinely at terminal potentials up to 24 MV and occasionally near 25 MV. In 3500 hours of full-column operation, including 1100 hours at potentials about 22 MV, no significant spark-included damage was observed. Some considerations related to further improvements in voltage performance are discussed. 7 refs., 5 figs.

  5. Data:7934461b-9c42-46ae-9e90-5a811e55943b | Open Energy Information

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    date: 20120901 End date if known: Rate name: MV-250 Watt Sector: Lighting Description: Source or reference: City of North Little Rock, Arkansas (Utility Company) Source Parent:...

  6. Data:086afd92-645b-444e-adfa-9c71eea4b1b2 | Open Energy Information

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    Inc Effective date: 20090201 End date if known: Rate name: SL- 175 Watt MV 77 kWh (Steel Underground) Sector: Lighting Description: Source or reference: http:...

  7. Data:7c4fc97a-725a-456e-a579-9c55a0863e8b | Open Energy Information

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    Inc Effective date: 20090201 End date if known: Rate name: SL- 175 Watt MV 77 kWh (Steel Pole Overhead) Sector: Lighting Description: Source or reference: http:...

  8. Data:5c84e5b4-40f7-4624-a2ee-1b9ba033c95f | Open Energy Information

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    0301 End date if known: Rate name: MVS - Closed Offerings - 400 Watt MV - series - Steel Pole Sector: Lighting Description: Source or reference: https:www.swepco.com Source...

  9. Data:5280bf35-a79b-4f34-a343-c86d1644d544 | Open Energy Information

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    date: End date if known: Rate name: Street Lighting ornamental, 175w mv, 30 ft steel pole Sector: Lighting Description: street lighting,ornamental mercury vapor 175 watt...

  10. Data:99ad19dd-f2e0-4fe9-9d8d-091b546b7257 | Open Energy Information

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    20130301 End date if known: Rate name: MV - Closed Offerings - 400 Watt Mercury Vapor Steel Pole Sector: Lighting Description: Source or reference: https:www.swepco.com Source...

  11. Data:45ead812-8059-47f8-85fc-38d31e723658 | Open Energy Information

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    date: End date if known: Rate name: Street Lighting ornamental, 1000w mv, 41 ft steel pole Sector: Lighting Description: street lighting,ornamental mercury vapor 1000...

  12. Data:1a8b1adc-8132-42e1-bbc6-37cbe8433d4a | Open Energy Information

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    Inc Effective date: 20090201 End date if known: Rate name: SL- 400 Watt MV 169 kWh (Steel Pole Underground) Sector: Lighting Description: Source or reference: http:...

  13. Data:857c5962-cd32-43e6-b129-4d55e7fb4fcf | Open Energy Information

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    date: 20130301 End date if known: Rate name: MVS - Closed Offerings - 400 Watt MV Steel Pole Sector: Lighting Description: Source or reference: https:www.swepco.com Source...

  14. Data:1eafbca9-067f-4d57-b27e-3e1293f58bc9 | Open Energy Information

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    date: End date if known: Rate name: Street Lighting ornamental, 250w mv, 30 ft steel pole Sector: Lighting Description: street lighting,ornamental mercury vapor 250 watt...

  15. Data:52c1785f-1cda-4fb8-a8ac-98e3112e9493 | Open Energy Information

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    date: End date if known: Rate name: Street Lighting ornamental, 400w mv, 30 ft steel pole Sector: Lighting Description: street lighting,ornamental mercury vapor 400 watt...

  16. Heat Pump Water Heaters and American Homes: A Good Fit?

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    Franco, Victor

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    M.V. Lapsa. 2001. Residential Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH)Calwell. 2005. Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters: Energyfor Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters Installed in

  17. Long term biosustainability in a high energy, low diversity crustal biotome

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    Lin, L-H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L. J. Robb, Mineral. Petrol. 66, 83 C. Tardy-Jacquenod, M.V. H. Gartz, Mineral. Petrol. 66, 55 (1999). B. Zhao, C.

  18. UESC Performance Assurance

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Performance Assurance (M&V) Hosted by: FEDERAL UTILITY PARTNERSHIP WORKING GROUP SEMINAR May 7 - 8, 2014 Virginia Beach, VA Outline * Federal Requirements - Commissioning...

  19. Opening Remarks, Grid Integration Initiative Overview

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    Loads Power Systems Integration Lab PV and Grid Simulators Energy Systems Integration Lab Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers Outdoor Test Area EVs, MV equipment Rooftop PV & Wind Energy...

  20. Assessment of Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Methods...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    smart meters, devices, and analytics to enable the delivery of streamlined measurement and verification (M&V) that reduces cost while increasing the speed and accuracy of...

  1. Oncolytic measles virus and mesenchymal stromal cells

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    Jones, Peter JS

    to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) ­ a disseminated haematological malignancy. Anti MV antibody titres lymphoblastic leukemia in the presence of humoral immunity. Blood. 2014 Feb 27;123(9):1327-35. doi: 10 AK. Human mesenchymal stromal cells efficiently deliver systemic oncolytic MV to treat acute

  2. Jeudi 3 octobre 2013 Grid integration of REN

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    Canet, Léonie

    of Smartgrids Nouredine Hadjsaid, Grenoble INP/ENSE3, laboratoire G2ELAB, CNRS #12;MV/LV 20kV/400V HV/MV 63kV/20 de distribution Opérateur Système Production Transport Distribution SmartGrids Evolution: Value chain and implication SmartGrids value chain Interface des c Interface des c #12;Tools for managing complexity ICT

  3. Procedure Hopping: a Low Overhead Solution to Mitigate Variability in Shared-L1 Processor Clusters

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    shows a range of 18mV-63mV inter-corner variation among the maximum voltage droop of procedures critical voltage droops during the execution of all procedures while incurring less than 1% latency penalty) dynamic environmental stresses such as temperature fluctuations and voltage droops that result from large

  4. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

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    Hickman, Mark

    : This paper examines the market efficiency of oil spot and futures prices by using both mean-variance (MV period 1989-2008, we find no evidence of any MV and SD relationships between oil spot and futures indices of crude oil prices, oil futures have become one of the most popular derivatives to hedge the risk of oil

  5. FIRST RF TEST AT 4.2K OF A 200MHZ SUPERCONDUCTING NB-CU CAVITY

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    Geng, Rong-Li

    show up at = 3 MV/m and 1 MV/m. Helium processing is effective to reduce field emission and improve and dust-free N2, was then sent by airplane and truck to LEPP. Figure 1: A half cell that is being rinsed

  6. Patterned Linear Systems Sarah C. Hamilton and Mireille E. Broucke

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    Broucke, Mireille E.

    -invariant subspace V, belongs to F(MV ). Given V X, TV F(MV ). Then · Under certain conditions, there is a lifting-invariant. · Spectral subspaces of T are M-invariant and M-decoupling. · TV , the restriction of T to an M

  7. Integrated Framework toward a Closed Loop Measurement and Verification Shankar Earni, Phil Coleman, Mark Sanders, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    of electricity at least hourly. These data, coupled with data from the energy management control systems, provide to integrate M&V and commissioning activities into the ESPC process, combining M&V activities and advanced&M) expenses, albeit with little capital funding. One recent directive, the Energy Independence and Security

  8. Development of new methodologies for evaluating the energy performance of new commercial buildings

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    Song, Suwon

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    -study building in Austin, Texas. First, three new M&V methods were developed to enhance the previous generic M&V framework for new buildings, including: 1) The development of a method to synthesize weathernormalized cooling energy use from a correlation of Motor...

  9. PE, MASc, BSc, BEng, LEED AP Enermodal Engineering Ltd.

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Associates, Inc. #12;Creating energy and resource efficient buildings Agenda Why does it matter? How much energy does my building use? M&V Overview University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Police Station M&V Case Studies #12;Creating energy and resource efficient buildings Why Lower energy consumption

  10. MG DOPING AND ALLOYING IN ZN3P2 HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELLS Gregory M. Kimball, Nathan S. Lewis, Harry A. Atwater

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    Kimball, Gregory

    -Si) for thin film photovoltaics. We report the fabrication of Mg/Zn3P2 Schottky diodes with Voe values reaching 550 mV, Jse values up to 21.8 mAlcm 2 , and photovoltaic efficiency reaching 4.5%. Previous authors voltages > 500 mV without degradation in the blue response of the solar cell. These results indicate

  11. Review of Methods for Measuring and Verifying Savings from Energy Conservation Retrofits to Existing Buildings

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    Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Measurement & Verification (M&V) process has evolved in the last 15 years to provide a high confidence approach for determining the resulting savings from a variety of retrofits and energy efficiency enhancements. M&V has a dual role. First...

  12. Using Measurement and Verification to Manage Risk in Federal Energy- and Water-Saving Projects

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    "Risk," in the context of measurement and verification (M&V), refers to the uncertainty that expected savings will be realized. Assumption of risk implies acceptance of the potential monetary consequences. Energy service companies (ESCOs) and agencies are each reluctant to assume responsibility for factors they cannot control, and holding certain parameters fixed in the M&V plan can match up responsibilities.

  13. Federal ESPC Process Phase 5: Post-Acceptance Performance

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    During phase 5 of the energy savings performance contract (ESPC) process, the energy service company (ESCO) delivers the savings and equipment performance, as contracted, and conducts the annual measurement and verification (M&V) activities described in the M&V plan. The agency administers the ESPC, ensures that guarantees are met, and performs the services specified in the contract.

  14. Multiobjective service restoration in distribution networks using an evolutionary approach and fuzzy sets

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    the SR problem is dealt with in a multiple objectives (MO) formulation. Indeed, the power losses' term if the concerned area is large, namely, when the fault occurs close to or inside the HV/MV substation. If this is the case, and one of the HV/ MV transformers is out of service, the SR problem is that of finding

  15. EELE408 Photovoltaics Lecture 11: Solar Cell Parameters

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    Kaiser, Todd J.

    mV ­ Commercial silicon solar cells 500-600 mV 11 Power & IV Curve · Power (Watts) is the rate · The power output by a source is the product of the current supplied and the voltage at which the current was supplied 12 · Power output = Source voltage x Source current ­ P=V x I (Watts = Joules/second) = (Volts

  16. Alkaline metal-doped n-type semiconducting nanotubes as quantum dots Jing Kong, Chongwu Zhou, Erhan Yenilmez, and Hongjie Daia)

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    . The dispenser consists of a potassium salt and resistive heater, and is placed at about 1 cm away from recorded under a bias V 1 mV incremental step in Vg 25 mV at various temperatures. The conductance

  17. Influence of Temperature on the Corrosion of Uranium Dioxide Nuclear Fuel

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    Broczkowski, Michael E.; Noel, Jamie J.; Shoesmith, David W. [Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond St., London, N6A 5B7 (Canada)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The anodic dissolution of UO{sub 2} has been studied at 60 deg. C and the results compared to previous observations at 22 deg. C. The rate of oxidation / dissolution was determined electrochemically at constant potentials in the range -500 mV to 500 mV (vs. SCE). The composition of the electrochemically oxidized surface was determined by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). The onset of oxidation (UO{sub 2} {yields} UO{sub 2+x}) occurred at approximately the same potential (-400 mV) at both temperatures. However, the conversion of U{sub V} to U{sub VI}, and hence to soluble UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}, was accelerated by temperature. This acceleration of dissolution caused the development of acidity at localized sites on the fuel surface at lower (less oxidizing) potentials ({>=} 100 mV) at 60 deg. C than at 22 deg. C ({>=} 350 mV)

  18. Pulse radiolytic study of aqueous solutions containing nitrobenzene and methylviologen

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    Nahor, G.S.; Rabini, J.

    1985-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Solutions containing 2-propanol, nitrobenzene (NB), and methylviologen (MVS ) have been studied in wide ranges of concentrations and pHs. The two radicals NB and MV are formed by the reactions of NB and MV S , respectively, with both the hydrated electron and the 2-propanol radical. Studies were carried out at 578 nm where only the MV absorbs light. The decay of MV follows a single second-order process whose rate constant depends on (NB), (H ), and (MVS ). The findings could be explained by a fast equilibrium between the viologen and nitrobenzene redox systems followed by a slow reaction between MV and either NB or its acidic form NBH. 17 references, 7 figures.

  19. Guidelines for 90% accuracy in zone isolation decisions

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    Fitzgerald, D.D.; McGhee, B.F.; McGuire, J.A.

    1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent technological advances in the logging industry are causing marked improvements in cement bond log recordings. New presentations of the travel time, amplitude and wave train measurements are increasing the reliability and effective use of cement bond log instrumentation. Examples show how these new presentations can be used more effectively. These presentations are especially adaptable to increasing effective use in hard formation applications. A completely new, uniquely fast and simple quantitative interpretation method has been developed. This new method is essentially a graphical solution which allows direct receiver outputs to be easily converted to percent bonded cement by acknowledging the logarithmic response of sound attenuation. This method is not affected by pipe size, weight, thickness, or cement compressive strength as long as they care constant. It is also adaptable to practically all logs run by the various service companies as long as presentations are maintained within guidelines discussed herein. It makes little difference whether the amplitude curve is recorded in millivolts, percentage, chart divisions, etc., again, with only minor restrictions. This interpretation method has been field tested for several years and results indicate that when cement bond logs are run within the guidelines presented, the decisions made have been over 90% successful.

  20. Fundamental measure theory for the electric double layer: implications for blue-energy harvesting and water desalination

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    Andreas Härtel; Mathijs Janssen; Sela Samin; René van Roij

    2015-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Capacitive mixing (CAPMIX) and capacitive deionization (CDI) are promising candidates for harvesting clean, renewable energy and for the energy efficient production of potable water, respectively. Both CAPMIX and CDI involve water-immersed porous carbon (supercapacitors) electrodes at voltages of the order of hundreds of millivolts, such that counter-ionic packing is important for the electric double layer (EDL) which forms near the surface of these porous materials. Thus, we propose a density functional theory (DFT) to model the EDL, where the White-Bear mark II fundamental measure theory functional is combined with a mean-field Coulombic and a mean spherical approximation-type correction to describe the interplay between dense packing and electrostatics, in good agreement with molecular dynamics simulations. We discuss the concentration-dependent potential rise due to changes in the chemical potential in capacitors in the context of an over-ideal theoretical description and its impact on energy harvesting and water desalination. Compared to less elaborate mean-field models our DFT calculations reveal a higher work output for blue-energy cycles and a higher energy demand for desalination cycles.

  1. Calculation of shielding door thicknesses for radiation therapy facilities using the ITS Monte Carlo program

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    Biggs, P.J. (Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (United States))

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Shielding calculations for door thicknesses for megavoltage radiotherapy facilities with mazes are generally straightforward. To simplify the calculations, the standard formalism adopts several approximations relating to the average beam path, scattering coefficients, and the mean energy of the spectrum of scattered radiation. To test the accuracy of these calculations, the Monte Carlo program, ITS, was applied to this problem by determining the dose and energy spectrum of the radiation at the door for 4- and 10-MV bremsstrahlung beams incident on a phantom at isocenter. This was performed for mazes, one termed 'standard' and the other a shorter maze where the primary beam is incident on the wall adjacent to the door. The peak of the photon-energy spectrum at the door was found to be the same for both types of maze, independent of primary beam energy, and also, in the case of the conventional maze, of the primary beam orientation. The spectrum was harder for the short maze and for 10 MV vs. 4 MV. The thickness of the lead door for a short maze configuration was 1.5 cm for 10 MV and 1.2 cm for 4 MV vs. approximately less than 1 mm for a conventional maze. For the conventional maze, the Monte Carlo calculation predicts the dose at the door to be lower than given by NCRP 49 and NCRP 51 by about a factor of 2 at 4 MV but to be the same at 10 MV. For the short maze, the Monte Carlo predicts the dose to be a factor of 3 lower for 4 MV and about a factor of 1.5 lower for 10 MV. Experimental results support the Monte Carlo findings for the short maze.

  2. Forward production of high-energy electrons from megavoltage photon beams

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    Biggs, P.J.

    1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The forward production of high-energy electrons from materials with various atomic numbers from carbon to lead has been measured for megavoltage photon beams from 4- to 25-MV peak bremsstrahlung energy by placing a thin-window parallel-plate ionization chamber directly behind foils of the various materials. The relative forward production of electrons decreases with atomic number for energies less than or equal to10 MV until about Z = 50, after which it rises. For photon energies greater than or equal to15 MV, forward production increases with atomic number with a break point at Z--50, beyond which the curve becomes steeper.

  3. Alfonso X, Siete Partidas 2.21 De los caballeros

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    Craddock, Jerry R; Rodríguez-Velasco, Jesús

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    nombrado senalado nombre asseyalat no seyalatto asseSegamjeto asse-ssegamjeto assesegamietoA-ssentar sse MV6 153v23 assetar se V10 81r28+ asentar=

  4. Topic 1: Basics of Power Systems A.H. MohsenianRad (U of T) 1Networking and Distributed Systems

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    Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

    ) Transmission Lines Several Hundred Miles Switching Stations Transformers Circuit Breakers #12;Power Systems Grid 7 · Power Distribution: Medium Voltage (MV) Transmission Lines ( in Smart Grid 11 Nodes: Buses Links: Transmission Lines Generator Load #12;Power Grid Graph Representation

  5. Strong Room-temperature Negative Transconductance In An Axial...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    a Si-based device. We characterize the NTC characteristics over a range of gate VG and drain VD voltages, finding that NTC persists down to VD –50 mV. The physical...

  6. Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Recent Accomplishments and Challenges...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ETTP ORNL Y-12 City of Oak Ridge www.energy.govEM ORNL Scope MV: MSRE Salt Drain Tanks * Bethel Valley D&D and RA scope - 160 facilities - Isotope processing...

  7. Retail Demand Response in Southwest Power Pool

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    IOU IRC ISO LMP LBNL LSE MISO MP MRO MWG M&V NERC OATT PUCrecommended a focus on what MISO refers to as DRR Type IIis consistent with trends in MISO and elsewhere and suggests

  8. Cdc7l1

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    Toh, Gaik Theng; Masai, Hisao

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    12. Montagnoli A, Tenca P, Sola F, Carpani D, Brotherton D,A, Rainoldi S, Sirtori FR, Sola F, Thieffine S, Tibolla M,V, Alzani R, Ciavolella A, Sola F, Molinari A, Volpi D,

  9. ComPAS'2013 : RenPar'21 / SympA'15/ CFSE'9 Grenoble, France, du 16 au 18 janvier 2013

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    Boyer, Edmond

    MV, CSR 1. Introduction La simulation de réservoir (réserve naturelle d'hydrocarbures) est l d'ex- traction, de calculer le rendement en hydrocarbures et aussi d'expérimenter de nouvelles méth

  10. ComPAS'2013 : RenPar'21 / SympA'15/ CFSE'9 Grenoble, France, du 16 au 18 janvier 2013

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MV, CSR 1. Introduction La simulation de réservoir (réserve naturelle d'hydrocarbures) est l'extrac- tion, de calculer le rendement en hydrocarbures et aussi d'expérimenter de nouvelles méthodes d

  11. Design and Analysis of Robust Variability-Aware SRAM to Predict Optimum Access-Time to Achieve Yield Enhancement in Future Nano-Scaled CMOS.

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    Samandari-Rad, Jeren

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and without V cc droop [143]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .change due to the voltage droop (the intentional loss inIt is shown that a voltage droop of 150mV from the supply

  12. Nanoscale SRAM Variability and Optimization

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    Toh, Seng Oon

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to be caused by voltage droop in the power supply grid aseven with 300 mV of V CELL droop. Outliers with extremelycapacitance reduces the voltage droop on the bit-line that

  13. Defining a new vision for the retinoblastoma gene: report from the 3rd International Rb Meeting

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    Rubin, Seth M; Sage, Julien

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and chromatin structure by pRB: here, there and everywhere.screen links LATS2 and the pRB tumor suppressor. Genes DevMV: Combined inactivation of pRB and hippo pathways induces

  14. Better Buildings Alliance, Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign: Rooftop Unit Measurement and Verification (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides facility managers and building owners an introduction to measurement and verification (M&V) methods to estimate energy and cost savings of rooftop units replacement or retrofit projects to estimate paybacks or to justify future projects.

  15. Data:0ff9d81d-4cdb-48b6-8016-6285002c39f3 | Open Energy Information

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    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode Wood Distribution 1.00 per pole per month. Wood Stand Alone 3.00 per pole per...

  16. Data:60eeb361-31df-413f-8756-c623e81520f5 | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    lighting units Note: MV Mercury Vapor, HPS High Pressure Sodium, LED Light Emitting Diode. Wood Distribution 1.00 per pole per month. Wood Stand Alone 3.00 per pole...

  17. Noise removal at the rod synapse of mammalian retina 

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    van Rossum, Mark; Smith, Robert

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mammalian rods respond to single photons with a hyperpolarization of about 1 mV which is accompanied by continuous noise. Since the mammalian rod bipolar cell collects signals from 20-100 rods, the noise from the converging ...

  18. Annales Geophysicae (2005) 23: 101107 SRef-ID: 1432-0576/ag/2005-23-101

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Union 2005 Annales Geophysicae Pulsed energy storage antennas for ionospheric modification R. F. Wuerker to ± high voltages by a Tesla coil. Spark gap voltages of 0.4 MV (at the instant of spark gap closure) give

  19. Downside Risk Constraints and Currency Hedging in International Portfolios: the Asian and Late-2000 Crisis

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    Zhou, Ying

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    MV is the traditional method to treat international portfolio selection problems, which bases its theory on the assumption of Normal Distribution. However, during economy recession the portfolio return turns out to be a fat tail distribution...

  20. Development of new methodologies for evaluating the energy performance of new commercial buildings 

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    Song, Suwon

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The concept of Measurement and Verification (M&V) of a new building continues to become more important because efficient design alone is often not sufficient to deliver an efficient building. Simulation models that are ...

  1. A chimeric measles virus with a lentiviral envelope replicates exclusively in CD4+/CCR5+ cells

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    Mourez, Thomas [Unite de Genomique Virale et Vaccination, CNRS URA 3015, Institut Pasteur, F-75015 Paris (France); APHP, GH Saint-Louis-Lariboisiere, Laboratoire de Bacteriologie-Virologie, F-75010 Paris (France); Universite Paris 7 Denis Diderot, F-75010 Paris (France); Mesel-Lemoine, Mariana; Combredet, Chantal; Najburg, Valerie [Unite de Genomique Virale et Vaccination, CNRS URA 3015, Institut Pasteur, F-75015 Paris (France); Cayet, Nadege [Institut Pasteur, Plateforme de Microscopie Ultrastructurale, F-75015 Paris (France); Tangy, Frederic, E-mail: ftangy@pasteur.fr [Unite de Genomique Virale et Vaccination, CNRS URA 3015, Institut Pasteur, F-75015 Paris (France)

    2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We generated a replicating chimeric measles virus in which the hemagglutinin and fusion surface glycoproteins were replaced with the gp160 envelope glycoprotein of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIVmac239). Based on a previously cloned live-attenuated Schwarz vaccine strain of measles virus (MV), this chimera was rescued at high titers using reverse genetics in CD4+ target cells. Cytopathic effect consisted in the presence of large cell aggregates evolving to form syncytia, as observed during SIV infection. The morphology of the chimeric virus was identical to that of the parent MV particles. The presence of SIV gp160 as the only envelope protein on chimeric particles surface altered the cell tropism of the new virus from CD46+ to CD4+ cells. Used as an HIV candidate vaccine, this MV/SIVenv chimeric virus would mimic transient HIV-like infection, benefiting both from HIV-like tropism and the capacity of MV to replicate in dendritic cells, macrophages and lymphocytes.

  2. Self Potential At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank Engineering...

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    low SP anomalies. The anomalies had a minimum value of -268 mV. References Fairbank Engineering Ltd (2003) Phase I Report U.S. DOE GRED II Program Additional References Retrieved...

  3. Phoroc.hc,r,ii.\\tr!. trnd fhorohiok~y!~Vol. 34. pp. 775 to 793. 1981 Printed in Great Britain. All rights reserved

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    : diphenylcarbazide; E,: redox potential; Em:midpoint potential; EPR; electron paramag- netic resonance; f,: initial Chl a/b protein complex; MV: methyl viologen: MW: molecular weight: P680: PS I1 reaction center Chl u

  4. Biosensors from conjugated polyelectrolyte complexes , Xiong Gong*, Peter S. Heeger

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    Wang, Deli

    , (DNP-BS ), and positively charged methyl viologen (MV2 ). Use of the CNC minimizes nonspecific of the conjugated polymer produces changes in the luminescence, UV-visible absorption, or redox potential

  5. External proton beam analysis of plasma facing materials for magnetic confinement fusion applications

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    Barnard, Harold Salvadore

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 1.7MV tandem accelerator was reconstructed and refurbished for this thesis and for surface science applications at the Cambridge laboratory for accelerator study of surfaces (CLASS). At CLASS, an external proton beam ...

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  13. Earth Sciences Division Research Summaries 2006-2007

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sulfide and the removal of uranium lated subsurfacewithin the sustained removal of uranium. Current- context ofremoval of soluble contaminants, such as vicinity of the measurement electrodes; acetate 500 to 600 mV and were associated with uranium.

  14. DRAFT Measurement & Verification Guidelines Version 4.0

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    Document describes the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) for federal energy managers, procurement officials, and energy service providers.

  15. Introduction to Measurement and Verification for DOE Super ESPC Projects

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    Document offers an overview of why and how measurement and verification is conducted in super energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) projects. Topics include allocating project risk, steps to verify savings, and M&V plans and reports.

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  4. AMO FOA Targets Advanced Components for Next-Generation Electric...

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    to 20 million is now available to develop a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed integrated MV drive systems for a wide variety of critical energy...

  5. Using Embryonic Stem Cells as a Novel Model to Compare the Toxicological Effects of Harm Reduction and Conventional Cigarette Smoke on Early Embryo Development

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    Lin, Sabrina Chia-Chin

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gynecol Scand 85, 675-81. 21. Hoffmann, D. , Djordjevic, M.V. & Hoffmann, I. (1997). The changing cigarette. PreventiveS. ; Gribaldo, L. ; Halder, M. ; Hoffmann, S. ; Roi, A. J. ;

  6. ORNL/TM 2004/294 Seeing Savings from an ESPC Project

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    ............................................................................ 18 4.6 Summary of M&V Best Practices............................................................. 22 Savings from Utility Bill Analysis .............. 5 3.5 Resolution of Reduced Peak Demand from Utility 4.1 Risk and Responsibility Matrix

  7. Cultures of human tracheal gland cells of mucous or serous phenotype

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    Finkbeiner, Walter E.; Zlock, Lorna T.; Mehdi, Irum; Widdicombe, Jonathan H.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    resistance and short- circuit current showed that both “of ?10 mV, and a short-circuit current (I sc , an index oftwo tracheas Figure 4. Short-circuit current records from

  8. ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF INDUCTANCE IN CLOCK DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

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    Hu, Xuchu

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    10.1 Short circuit current of anpower inverter Short circuit current / mA Voltage / mV gin1sc2 sc3 Time (c) Short circuit currents Figure 10.1: Short

  9. Notch regulates the angiogenic response via induction of VEGFR-1

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    Funahashi, Yasuhiro; Shawber, Carrie J; Vorontchikhina, Marina; Sharma, Anshula; Outtz, Hasina H; Kitajewski, Jan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    JK), (F31HL090032-01) (HHO), (5K01DK744629, R01CA136673) (Japan. Authors’ contributions YF, CJS, MV, AS and HHO.performed experiments; HHO, CJS and YF, analyzed results and

  10. Coordination of Retail Demand Response with Midwest ISO Markets

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    Bharvirkar, Ranjit

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MISO MP MRO MWDRI M&V NYISO PJM PUC RAP RFC RTO RTP SERC AirRTOs such as New England or PJM. In 2005 MISO became theEdison is a member of PJM). Interruptible (Total = 3398, N =

  11. NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY Green Bank, West Virginia

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    Groppi, Christopher

    NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY Green Bank, West Virginia Elec-xonics Division Internal Report 140 MV The battery voltage as a function of temperature was also measured. The voltage was extremely

  12. Plannin; Dtccmber Bv J o n a t h a n B a r i i r l l . i \\ M

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    Handy, Susan L.

    to call to tnind Allan Jacohs's 1993 maniksto for traditional street design. Great Streeti. In designating t MV.II Streets--part of APA's Great Places In America program--APA wa.s lining up with Allan lacohs

  13. FRESHWATER RUNOFF EFFECTS ON THE DIVERSITY AND COLONIZATION OF CORAL RUBBLE-INHABITING CRUSTACEAN MICROCOMMUNITIES

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    Fletcher, Nicholas K

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tus and conservation of South Pacif ic coral reefs. Proc.5th int. Coral Reef Congr. 6:509-513 Erdmann MV, Caldwell RLthe Seventh International Coral Reefs Symposium, Guam, 1992

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  20. THE DESIGN OF AN Fe-12Mn-O.2Ti ALLOY STEEL FOR LOW TEMPERATURE USE

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    Hwang, S.-K.

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    62, p. 690. W. Jolley: J. Iron Steel Inst. , Feb. , 1968, V.V. 215, p. 2. J. Iron Steel Inst. , Mar. , 1958, Trans. M.v. 41, p. 1185. J. Iron Steel Inst. , Mar. , 1965, D. W.

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  6. Funding Opportunity: Next Generation Electric Machines: Megawatt...

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    MV integrated drive systems that leverage the benefits of state of the art power electronics (i.e., wide band gap devices) with energy efficient, high speed, direct drive,...

  7. Main Parameters

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    m Revolution frequency f0 271.554 kHz Revolution time T0 3.682 mu s Harmonic number htextrmrf 1296 Typical RF voltage V0 9.5 MV Typical synchronous...

  8. Measurement and Verification for Commissioning Projects: Challenges and Opportunities

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    Heinemeier, K.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ESL-IC-10/05-49 1 Measurement and Verification for Commissioning Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Kristin Heinemeier, Ph.D., P.E. Portland Energy Conservation, Inc., Sacramento CA Measurement and Verification (M&V) is a key...

  9. Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies

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    Granderson, Jessica

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    an example of M&V uses, the EIS Project Tracker module hasand then fixed Wal-Mart's EIS challenges are largelyindependent of the EIS technology itself. Submetering has

  10. Industrial Energy Efficiency Technical Review Guidelines and Best Practices

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    Dalziel, N.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Methodology and Scope of Research: 1. Empirical analysis of reported energy savings at the application, reviewed (contracted), measurement and verification (M&V) and evaluation stages for multiple large or industrial incentive programs. a. Assess impact...

  11. Fine Tuning for Best-Value Super ESPC Deals Using the Responsibility...

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    are paid by the party who caused the costs, or by the party who is responsible for that risk area. FINANCIAL FACTORS: Energy Prices, Construction Costs, M&V Costs, Delays, Changes...

  12. Technical note 12406 Alignment of Platform Three-circle X-ray Diffractometer General suggestion

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    Meagher, Mary

    shutter with SMART (or APEX) 19.) The GM meter should read a positive MV reading a. (negative if dual plug into the outlet 7.) Plug the dual plug into multi-meter 8.) Turn dial on multi-meter to 200mv DC volts (meter will read 0.0) 9.) Place Radiation meter below collimator on platform and turn on 10.) With the service key

  13. Pathways of viologen-mediated oxidation-reduction reactions across dihexadecyl phosphate bilayer membranes

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    Patterson, B.C.; Hurst, J.K (Oregon Graduate Inst. of Science and Technology, Beaverton (United States))

    1993-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Transmembrane reduction of methylviologen (N,N-dimethyl-4,4[prime]-bipyridinium, MV[sup 2+]) and several n-alkylmethyl analogs, i.e., N-alkyl-N[prime]-methyl-4,4[prime]-bipyridinium, (C[sub n]MV[sup 2+],n[le]10), entrapped within dihexadecyl phosphate (DHP) vesicles by S[sub 2]O[sub 4][sup 2[minus

  14. Electrochemistry and photocurrents of the tris(bipyridine)ruthenium(II) and methyl viologen cations immobilized in carrageenan hydrogel. [tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(II)

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    Rillema, D.P.; Edwards, A.K. (Univ., of North Carolina, Charlotte (United States)); Perine, S.C.; Crumbliss, A.L. (Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States))

    1991-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A procedure for immobilization of both a photochromophore, tris(2,2{prime}-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) (Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+}), and a quencher, methyl viologen (MV{sup 2+}), within a carrageenan hydrogel matrix at an electrode surface is described. Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} and MV{sup 2+} exhibited diffusion coefficients that ranged from 10{sup {minus} 7} to 10{sup {minus} 6} cm{sup 2}/s in the hydrogel, which represents an improvement over other immobilization matrices. Photolysis of the resulting hydrogel surface modified electrodes gave rise to a significant photocurrent which depended on the concentrations of Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+}, MV{sup 2+}, and triethanolamine and resulted in a maximum value of 12 {mu}A/cm{sup 2} after the hydrogel was cured with a solution containing 5 mM Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} and 50 mM MV{sup 2+}. The photocurrent was the result of reoxidation of MV{sup +} at the electrode surface following reduction of MV{sup 2+} by photoexcited Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+}. The quenching rate constant of Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} by MV{sup 2+} in the hydrogel was 4.2 {times} 10{sup 8} M{sup {minus}1} s{sup {minus}1}. The photocurrent action spectrum was consistent with Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} acting as the photochromophore. Offsetting the potential of the hydrogel electrode verified the role of the MV{sup 2+}/{sup +} redox couple as the source of the current.

  15. Effective Implementation of "IPMVP Option C - Whole Building Measurement" Measurement and Verification Plans

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    Porter, T.; Weaver, K.; Vaughn, K.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was the energy service company (ESCO) chosen by HHSC to implement the ESPC. The M&V plan is based on the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Option C “Whole Building Measurement” and provides the methodology.../05-47 1 INTRODUCTION This document describes the Measurement and Verification (M&V) methodology for Phase One of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) project. TAC-Tour Andover Controls...

  16. Reduction potentials of vesicle-bound viologens

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    Yabin Lei; Hurst, J.K. (Oregon Graduate Inst. of Science and Technology, Beaverton (United States))

    1991-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamic reduction potentials have been determined by using spectroelectrochemical and cyclic voltammetric methods for a homologous series of amphiphilic ciologens (N-methyl-N{prime}-alkyl-4,4{prime}-bipyridinium ions, C{sub n}MV{sup 2+}) in a variety of media, including dihexadecyl phosphate (DHP), dioctadecylimethylammonium, and phosphatidylcholine small unilamellar vesicles. In general, potentials for both one-electron steps, i.e., C{sub n}MV{sup 2+} + e{sup {minus}} {yields} C{sub n}MV{sup +} and C{sub n}MV{sup +} + e{sup {minus}} {yields} C{sub n}MV{sup 0}, were insensitive to the alkyl chain length, which was varied over the range n = 6{minus}20. The single exception was a large decrease ({approximately}100 mV) in the first reduction potential for DHP-bound viologens when the chain length was increased from n = 10 to n = 12; this effect was attributed to a change in binding topography. The magnitudes of the reduction potentials were highly dependent upon the vesicle charge; the pattern observed indicated that interfacial electrostatic interactions between the surfactant headgroups and bipyridinium rings were the dominant factors determining the potentials. As discussed in the text, the data allow resolution of several heretofore puzzling observations concerning viologen reactivities in microphase suspensions.

  17. CEBAF Upgrade: Cryomodule Performance And Lessons Learned

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    Drury, Michael A.; Davis, G. Kirk; Hogan, John P.; Hovater, J. Curt; King, Lawrence; Marhauser, Frank; Park, HyeKyoung; Preble, Joe; Reece, Charles E.; Rimmer, Robert A.; Wang, Haipeng; Wiseman, Mark A.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is currently engaged in the 12 GeV Upgrade Project. The goal of the 12 GeV Upgrade is a doubling of the available beam energy of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) from 6 GeV to 12 GeV. This increase in beam energy will be due in large part to the addition of ten C100 cryomodules plus associated new RF in the CEBAF linacs. The C100 cryomodules are designed to deliver 100 MeV per installed cryomodule. Each C100 cryomodule is built around a string of eight seven-cell, electro-polished, superconducting RF cavities. While an average performance of 100MV per cryomodule is needed to achieve the overall 12 GeV beam energy goal, the actual performance goal for the cryomodules is an average energy gain of 108 MV to provide operational headroom. Cryomodule production started in December 2010. All ten of the C100 cryomodules are installed in the linac tunnels and are on schedule to complete commissioning by September 2013. Performance during Commissioning has ranged from 104 MV to 118 MV. In May, 2012 a test of an early C100 achieved 108 MV with full beam loading. This paper will discuss the performance of the C100 cryomodules along with operational challenges and lessons learned for future designs.

  18. Comparative Simulation Studies of Multipacting in Higher-Order-Mode Couplers of Superconducting RF Cavities

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    Li, Y. M. [Peking University, Beijing (China); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Liu, Kexin [Peking University, Beijing (China); Geng, Rongli [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multipacting (MP) in higher-order-mode (HOM) couplers of the International Linear Collider (ILC) baseline cavity and the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) 12 GeV upgrade cavity is studied by using the ACE3P suites, developed by the Advanced Computations Department at SLAC. For the ILC cavity HOM coupler, the simulation results show that resonant trajectories exist in three zones, corresponding to an accelerating gradient range of 0.6?1.6 MV/m, 21?34 MV/m, 32?35 MV/m, and > 40MV/m, respectively. For the CEBAF 12 GeV upgrade cavity HOM coupler, resonant trajectories exist in one zone, corresponding to an accelerating gradient range of 6?13 MV/m. Potential implications of these MP barriers are discussed in the context of future high energy pulsed as well as medium energy continuous wave (CW) accelerators based on superconducting radio frequency cavities. Frequency scaling of MP?s predicted in HOM couplers of the ILC, CBEAF upgrade, SNS and FLASH third harmonic cavity is given and found to be in good agreement with the analytical result based on the parallel plate model.

  19. Electrogenic and electroneutral pathways for methyl viologen-mediated transmembrane oxidation-reduction across dihexadecylphosphate vesicular membranes

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    Lymar, S.V. (Oregon Graduate Inst. of Science and Technology, Portland, OR (United States) Inst. of Catalysis, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)); Hurst, J.K. (Oregon Graduate Inst. of Science and Technology, Portland, OR (United States))

    1994-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Two pathways for transmembrane reduction of dihexadecylphosphate (DHP) vesicle-entrapped Co(bpy)[sub 3][sup 3+] ion by photogenerated methyl viologen radical cation have been identified by quantitative evaluation of the reaction kinetics. One pathway involves electrogenic diffusion of MV[sup +] and the other electroneutral diffusion of MV[sup 0] across the bilayer. The pathways were clearly distinguished by the self-impeding character of the electrogenic reaction, which was progressively retarded as the membrane polarization increased, and by the net stoichiometry of viologen uptake accompanying transmembrane oxidation-reduction. The first-order rate constants for transmembrane diffusion of MV[sup +] and MV[sup 0] were estimated to be 2.7 x 10[sup [minus]2] s[sup [minus]1] and 1.1 x 10[sup 3] s[sup [minus]1], respectively, at 23[degree]C. The rate constant for MV[sup +] diffusion is identical to the value previously measured by [sup 14]C-isotopic labeling methods, and other kinetic parameters were consistent with thermodynamic data obtained from measurements of Donnan equilibria. 31 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Raman and surface-enhanced Raman study of asymmetrically substituted viologens

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    Lu, T.; Cotton, T.M.; Hurst, J.K.; Thompson, D.H.P.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The normal Raman (NR), resonance Raman (RR), surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS) spectra of the three redox forms of several asymmetric viologens, N-octyl-N'-methylviologen (C/sub 8/MV), N-dodecyl-N'-methylviologen (C/sub 12/MV), and N-hexadecyl-N'-methylviologen (C/sub 16/MV), have been characterized and compared with the corresponding spectra of the three redox forms of methylviologen (MV). It was observed that the substituents of the two N atoms of the viologen do not affect its overall symmetry. Only the Raman bands near 1200 cm/sup /minus/1/, containing major contributions from the N-alkyl stretching vibrations, are affected by the asymmetric substitution. The RR spectra of both the monomer and dimer forms of the cation radicals were obtained by varying the experimental conditions used in their preparation. As previously observed for MV, dimerization of the asymmetric viologen radicals produces splitting of certain RR bands. Resonance Raman spectra of the fully reduced viologens were also obtained and used to monitor the disproportionation reaction between the dication and fully reduced form of the viologen. Surface-enhanced Raman and SERRS spectra of the different asymmetric viologens were found to vary slightly due to changes in their adsorption behavior with increasing chain length of the alkyl substituent.

  1. One-electron reduction of dihexadecyl phosphate vesicle bound viologens by dithionite ion

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    Thompson, D.H.P.; Barrette, W.C. Jr.; Hurst, J.K.

    1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    N-Methyl-N'-alkyl-4,4'-bipyridinium (C/sub n/MV/sup 2 +/) ions bound to dihexadecyl phosphate vesicles are rapidly reduced to radical cations by S/sub 2/O/sub 4//sup 2 -/ in weakly alkaline solutions. For the short-chain viologens investigated (n = 1, 6, 8), the reaction obeys the rate law d(C/sub n/MV/sup +/)/dt = k(C/sub n/MV/sup 2 +/)(S/sub 2/O/sub 4//sup 2 -/)/sup 1/2/. The measured rate constants were identical for preparations in which viologen was added to preformed vesicles and in which vesicles were formed in the presence of viologen, although in the latter systems 10-30% of the viologen was inaccessible to the reductant. For longer chain C/sub n/MV/sup 2 +/ (n = 12, 14, 16, 18, 20), viologen radical formation was biphasic when binding was constrained to the external aqueous-vesicle interface, but it was triphasic when viologen was bound at both interfaces. Where determined, each step was first order in C/sub n/MV/sup 2 +/ and half order in S/sub 2/O/sub 4//sup 2 -/; viologen radical yields were identical in vesicles prepared by either method. The results are interpreted to indicate the simultaneous existence of multiple binding domains for long-chain viologens within the vesicles. Possible structures and relationships to transmembrane redox pathways are briefly discussed.

  2. Poxvirus entry and membrane fusion

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    Moss, Bernard [Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-0445 (United States)]. E-mail: bmoss@nih.gov

    2006-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of poxvirus entry and membrane fusion has been invigorated by new biochemical and microscopic findings that lead to the following conclusions: (1) the surface of the mature virion (MV), whether isolated from an infected cell or by disruption of the membrane wrapper of an extracellular virion, is comprised of a single lipid membrane embedded with non-glycosylated viral proteins; (2) the MV membrane fuses with the cell membrane, allowing the core to enter the cytoplasm and initiate gene expression; (3) fusion is mediated by a newly recognized group of viral protein components of the MV membrane, which are conserved in all members of the poxvirus family; (4) the latter MV entry/fusion proteins are required for cell to cell spread necessitating the disruption of the membrane wrapper of extracellular virions prior to fusion; and furthermore (5) the same group of MV entry/fusion proteins are required for virus-induced cell-cell fusion. Future research priorities include delineation of the roles of individual entry/fusion proteins and identification of cell receptors.

  3. Solicitation and Selection of Partner Projects, Technical Team Leads, and Measurement and Validation Contractors for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funded Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP-2)

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    Nesse, Ronald J.; Baechler, Michael C.; Iverson, Megan M.

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In March 2010, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) joined two other labs receiving ARRA funding, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Renewable National Laboratory (NREL), to began weekly conference calls with the goal of coordinating a joint lab solicitation to support the ARRA-funded CBP project. Two solicitations were identified for: 1) new CBP Partners; 2) technical contractors to provide technical assistance and measurement and verification (M&V) contractors. The M&V contractors support the work by providing model reviews and conducting monitoring studies to verify building performance. This report documents the process used by the labs for the solicitations, and describes the process and outcomes for PNNL, selection of candidate Partners, technical teams, and M&V contractors.

  4. Performance of 3-cell Seamless Niobium cavities

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    Kneisel, Peter K. [JLAB; Ciovati, Gianluigi [JLBA; Jelezov, I. [DESY, Hamburg; Singer, W. [DESY, Hamburg; Singer, X. [DESY, Hamburg

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the last several months we have surface treated and cryogenically tested three TESLA-type 3-cell cavities, which had been manufactured at DESY as seamless assemblies by hydroforming. The cavities were completed at JLab with beam tube/flange assemblies. All three cavities performed very well after they had been post-purified with titanium at 1250C for 3 hrs. The cavities, two of which consisted of an end cell and 2 center cells and one was a center cell assembly, achieved gradients of Eacc = 32 MV/m, 34 MV/m and 35 MV/m without quenches. The performance was limited by the appearance of the “Q-drop” in the absence of field emission. This contribution reports about the various measurements undertaken with these cavities.

  5. A dosimetric characterization of a novel linear accelerator collimator

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    Thompson, C. M.; Weston, S. J., E-mail: steve.weston@leedsth.nhs.uk; Cosgrove, V. C. [Leeds Cancer Centre, Bexley Wing, St. James’ University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF (United Kingdom)] [Leeds Cancer Centre, Bexley Wing, St. James’ University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF (United Kingdom); Thwaites, D. I. [Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia and Division of Medical Physics, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom)] [Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia and Division of Medical Physics, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The aim of this work is to characterize a new linear accelerator collimator which contains a single pair of sculpted diaphragms mounted orthogonally to a 160 leaf multileaf collimator (MLC). The diaphragms have “thick” regions providing full attenuation and “thin” regions where attenuation is provided by both the leaves and the diaphragm. The leaves are mounted on a dynamic leaf guide allowing rapid leaf motion and leaf travel over 350 mm. Methods: Dosimetric characterization, including assessment of leaf transmission, leaf tip transmission, penumbral width, was performed in a plotting tank. Head scatter factor was measured using a mini-phantom and the effect of leaf guide position on output was assessed using a water phantom. The tongue and groove effect was assessed using multiple exposures on radiochromic film. Leaf reproducibility was assessed from portal images of multiple abutting fields. Results: The maximum transmission through the multileaf collimator is 0.44% at 6 MV and 0.52% at 10 MV. This reduced to 0.22% and 0.27%, respectively, when the beam passes through the dynamic leaf guide in addition to the MLC. The maximum transmission through the thick part of the diaphragm is 0.32% and 0.36% at 6 and 10 MV. The combination of leaf and diaphragm transmission ranges from 0.08% to 0.010% at 6 MV and 0.10% to 0.14% depending on whether the shielding is through the thick or thin part of the diaphragm. The off-axis intertip transmission for a zero leaf gap is 2.2% at 6 and 10 MV. The leaf tip penumbra for a 100 × 100 mm field ranges from 5.4 to 4.3 mm at 6 and 10 MV across the full range of leaf motion when measured in the AB direction, which reduces to 4.0–3.4 mm at 6 MV and 4.5–3.8 mm at 10 MV when measured in the GT direction. For a 50 × 50?mm field, the diaphragm penumbra ranges from 4.3 to 3.7 mm at 6 MV and 4.5 to 4.1 mm at 10 MV in the AB direction and 3.7 to 3.2 mm at 6 MV and 4.2 to 3.7 mm when measured in the GT direction. The tongue and groove effect observed from exposure of a radiochromic film to two abutting fields is an underdose of 25%. The head scatter factor at both 6 and 10 MV is similar to that from the MLCi2 collimator to within 0.8%. The uncertainty in the leaf position reproducibility is 0.05 mm (2?). Conclusions: The Agility collimator is a low leakage, high definition collimator where both the MLC and the sculpted diaphragm have been optimized for dynamic treatments.

  6. Ultra-High Gradient Compact S-Band Linac for Laboratory and Industrial Applications

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    Faillace, Luigi; /RadiaBeam Tech.; Agustsson, Ronald; /RadiaBeam Tech.; Frigola, Pedro; /RadiaBeam Tech.; Murokh, Alex; /RadiaBeam Tech.; Dolgashev, Valery; /SLAC; Rosenzweig, James; /UCLA

    2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    There is growing demand from the industrial and research communities for high gradient, compact RF accelerating structures. The commonly used S-band SLAC-type structure has an operating gradient of only about 20 MV/m; while much higher operating gradients (up to 70 MV/m) have been recently achieved in X-band, as a consequence of the substantial efforts by the Next Linear Collider (NLC) collaboration to push the performance envelope of RF structures towards higher accelerating gradients. Currently however, high power X-band RF sources are not readily available for industrial applications. Therefore, RadiaBeam Technologies is developing a short, standing wave S-band structure which uses frequency scaled NLC design concepts to achieve up to a 50 MV/m operating gradient at 2856 MHz. The design and prototype commissioning plans are presented.

  7. Sustaining Long-Term Energy Savings for a Major Texas State Agency Performance Contracting Initiative

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    Culp, C.; Bou-Saada, T. E.

    for continuous batch washers – Option C used for whole campus metering M&V costs averaging 5% – 10 to 30% of the savings decrease over time – 15 year guarantee period – Without M&V, large amount of savings may not materialize Detailed M&V O&M Includes – Regular.../Mth Jun 38,615 7,136 35,939 38,214 38,554 kWh/Mth Jul 42,503 1,855 36,793 40,862 41,845 kWh/Mth Aug 36,932 -7,154 30,034 34,802 36,038 kWh/Mth Sep 29,095 5,287 28,956 29,980 29,890 kWh/Mth Oct 12,608 15,462 18,403 14,963 13,396 kWh/Mth Nov 12,127 30,231 19...

  8. Modeling the Distribution of Acidity within Nuclear Fuel (UO{sub 2}) Corrosion Product Deposits and Porous Sites

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    Cheong, W.J.; Keech, P.G.; Wren, J.C.; Shoesmith, D.W.; Qin, Z. [The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5B7 (Canada)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A model for acidity within pores within corrosion products on anodically-dissolving UO{sub 2} was developed using Comsol Multiphysics 3.2 to complement ongoing electrochemical measurements. It was determined that a depression of pH within pores can be maintained if: electrochemically measured dissolution currents used in the calculations are attenuated to reflect very localized pores; corrosion potentials exceed -250 mV (vs. SCE); and pore depths are >1 {mu}m for 300 mV or >100 {mu}m for -50 mV (vs. SCE). Mixed diffusional-chemical equilibria control is suggested through deviations in the shapes between pH-potential and pH-pore depth plots. (authors)

  9. Percutaneous Mitral Valve Dilatation: Single Balloon versus Double Balloon - A Finite Element Study

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    Schievano, Silvia; Kunzelman, Karyn; Nicosia, Mark; Cochran, R. P.; Einstein, Daniel R.; Khambadkone, Sachin; Bonheoffer, Philipp

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: Percutaneous mitral valve (MV) dilatation is performed with either a single balloon (SB) or double balloon (DB) technique. The aim of this study was to compare the two balloon system results using the finite element (FE) method. Methods and Results: An established FE model of the MV was modified by fusing the MV leaflet edges at commissure level to simulate a stenotic valve (orifice area=180mm2). A FE model of a 30mm SB (low-pressure, elastomeric balloon) and an 18mm DB system (high-pressure, non-elastic balloon) was created. Both SB and DB simulations resulted in splitting of the commissures and subsequent stenosis dilatation (final MV area=610mm2 and 560mm2 respectively). Stresses induced by the two balloon systems varied across the valve. At the end of inflation, SB showed higher stresses in the central part of the leaflets and at the commissures compared to DB simulation, which demonstrated a more uniform stress distribution. The higher stresses in the SB analysis were due to the mismatch of the round balloon shape with the oval mitral orifice. The commissural split was not easily accomplished with the SB due to its high compliance. The high pressure applied to the DB guaranteed the commissural split even when high forces were required to break the commissure welds. Conclusions: The FE model demonstrated that MV dilatation can be accomplished by both SB and DB techniques. However, the DB method resulted in higher probability of splitting of the fused commissures and less damage caused to the MV leaflets by overstretching.

  10. Beam Profile Disturbances from Implantable Pacemakers or Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Interactions

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    Gossman, Michael S., E-mail: mgossman@tsrcc.com [Tri-State Regional Cancer Center, Medical Physics Section, Ashland, KY (United States); Comprehensive Heart and Vascular Associates, Heart and Vascular Center, Ashland, KY (United States); Medtronic, Inc., External Research Program, Mounds View, MN (United States); Nagra, Bipinpreet; Graves-Calhoun, Alison; Wilkinson, Jeffrey [Tri-State Regional Cancer Center, Medical Physics Section, Ashland, KY (United States); Comprehensive Heart and Vascular Associates, Heart and Vascular Center, Ashland, KY (United States); Medtronic, Inc., External Research Program, Mounds View, MN (United States)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The medical community is advocating for progressive improvement in the design of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and implantable pacemakers to accommodate elevations in dose limitation criteria. With advancement already made for magnetic resonance imaging compatibility in some, a greater need is present to inform the radiation oncologist and medical physicist regarding treatment planning beam profile changes when such devices are in the field of a therapeutic radiation beam. Treatment plan modeling was conducted to simulate effects induced by Medtronic, Inc.-manufactured devices on therapeutic radiation beams. As a continuation of grant-supported research, we show that radial and transverse open beam profiles of a medical accelerator were altered when compared with profiles resulting when implantable pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators are placed directly in the beam. Results are markedly different between the 2 devices in the axial plane and the sagittal planes. Vast differences are also presented for the therapeutic beams at 6-MV and 18-MV x-ray energies. Maximum changes in percentage depth dose are observed for the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator as 9.3% at 6 MV and 10.1% at 18 MV, with worst distance to agreement of isodose lines at 2.3 cm and 1.3 cm, respectively. For the implantable pacemaker, the maximum changes in percentage depth dose were observed as 10.7% at 6 MV and 6.9% at 18 MV, with worst distance to agreement of isodose lines at 2.5 cm and 1.9 cm, respectively. No differences were discernible for the defibrillation leads and the pacing lead.

  11. Noise suppression in reconstruction of low-Z target megavoltage cone-beam CT images

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    Wang Jing; Robar, James; Guan Huaiqun [Department of Radiation Oncology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75235 (United States); Departments of Radiation Oncology and Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H1V7 (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608 (United States)

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To improve the image contrast-to-noise (CNR) ratio for low-Z target megavoltage cone-beam CT (MV CBCT) using a statistical projection noise suppression algorithm based on the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) criterion. Methods: Projection images of a contrast phantom, a CatPhan{sup Registered-Sign} 600 phantom and a head phantom were acquired by a Varian 2100EX LINAC with a low-Z (Al) target and low energy x-ray beam (2.5 MeV) at a low-dose level and at a high-dose level. The projections were then processed by minimizing the PWLS objective function. The weighted least square (WLS) term models the noise of measured projection and the penalty term enforces the smoothing constraints of the projection image. The variance of projection data was chosen as the weight for the PWLS objective function and it determined the contribution of each measurement. An anisotropic quadratic form penalty that incorporates the gradient information of projection image was used to preserve edges during noise reduction. Low-Z target MV CBCT images were reconstructed by the FDK algorithm after each projection was processed by the PWLS smoothing. Results: Noise in low-Z target MV CBCT images were greatly suppressed after the PWLS projection smoothing, without noticeable sacrifice of the spatial resolution. Depending on the choice of smoothing parameter, the CNR of selected regions of interest in the PWLS processed low-dose low-Z target MV CBCT image can be higher than the corresponding high-dose image.Conclusion: The CNR of low-Z target MV CBCT images was substantially improved by using PWLS projection smoothing. The PWLS projection smoothing algorithm allows the reconstruction of high contrast low-Z target MV CBCT image with a total dose of as low as 2.3 cGy.

  12. Development of Metallodithiolates as a New Class of Versatile Ligands to Transition Metals 

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    Pinder, Tiffany

    2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    direction; square- wave voltammogram amplitude = 25 mV; frequency = 15 Hz; Estep = 4 mV. ............................................................................................... 41 Figure IV-1. Representation of the A-Cluster in acetyl CoA synthase... into dianionic and tetraanionic N2S2 binding sites, Figure I-3. 13 The N2S2 ligands used in this 3 study were N,N’-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)-1,5-diazacyclooctane, (H2-bmedaco), 14 N,N’- bis(2-mercaptoethyl)-1,5-diazacycloheptane, (H2-bmedach), N,N’-ethylenebis(2...

  13. Full field automated flow analysis of a spray using digital pulsed laser velocimetry

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    Delahunte, Katey Eileen

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . The MV image double B. The MV image double C. . Target grid for the EP doubles. . . Target grid for the EP singles. The EP image double 11. The EP image single 11. The EP image double 12. Page 35 36 36 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 47 47 48 51.... The EP image single 13. . The EP image double 14, The EP image single 14. Target grid for the analysis of EP doubles. Target grid for the analysis of EP singles. Region of EP double 11 used for analysis. Region of EP single 11 used for analysis...

  14. Investigations of turnip mosaic in cruciferous crops in Texas 

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    Brlansky, Ronald Hillin

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    leaf, B. ) Infected leaf 36 Electron micrograph of the Texas isolate of TuMV X 32, 000. 41 Serological reactions to TuMV antiserum A. ) Reaction of the Texas isolate, B. ) Reaction of the American Type Culture isolate, C. ) Healthy Sap. Normal... by sap inoc- ulation, but is most commonly transmitted in the field by a number of aphid species in all instars in a non- persistant manner (35) . Many virus diseses of cruciferous plants have been described to be caused by strains or synonyms of Tu...

  15. Inhibition of KCa3.1 by depolarisation and 2-aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) during Ca2+ release activated Ca2+ (CRAC) entry in human erythroleukemia (HEL) cells: Implications for the interpretation of 2-APB inhibition of CRAC entry

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    Littlechild, Robert; Zaidman, Nathalie; Khodaverdi, Darren; Mason, Michael James

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    -mediated Ca2+ oscillations and oscillations in KCa3.1 activity [30,31,32]. Following transition to the whole cell configuration the cell was held at -80 mV and 200 ms voltage ramps from -100 to +100 mV 18 administered every three seconds. The magnitude... ], voltage-gated K+ channels [10], the non-selective cation channel TRPM7 [11], a Mg2+-inhibited K+ conductance described in human erythroleukemia (HEL) cells [12] and mitochondrial Ca2+ release [7]. Although it is well established to block CRAC currents...

  16. Random variation in rectal position during radiotherapy for prostate cancer is two to three times greater than that predicted from prostate motion

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    Scaife, J.; Harrison, K.; Romanchikova, M.; Parker, A.; Sutcliffe, M.; Bond, S.; Thomas, S.; Freeman, S.; Jena, R.; Bates, A.; Burnet, N.

    2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    of slices required to show the entire rectum on the MV scans (i.e. half the number of kV slices) are shown as circles. The interquartile ranges, of the actual numbers of slices showing rectum on the MV scans, are shown as bars (25% percentile as the lower... bar and 75% percentile as the upper bar). Full paper: Random rectal variation is higher than predicted during prostate RT BJR 3 of 12 birpublications.org/bjr Br J Radiol;87:20140343 In order to investigate any and all differences in median position...

  17. Measles virus attachment proteins with impaired ability to bind CD46 interact more efficiently with the homologous fusion protein

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    Corey, Elizabeth A. [Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655 (United States); Iorio, Ronald M. [Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655 (United States); Program in Immunology and Virology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655 (United States)], E-mail: ronald.iorio@umassmed.edu

    2009-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Fusion promotion by measles virus (MV) depends on an interaction between the hemagglutinin (H) and fusion (F) glycoproteins. Amino acid substitutions in MV H that drastically reduce hemagglutinating activity result in an increase in the amount of H (primarily the 74 kDa isoform) detectable in a complex with F at the cell surface. This is in direct contrast to the loss of the ability to detect a complex between the fusion protein of Newcastle disease virus and most attachment proteins that lack receptor binding activity. These opposing results provide support for the existence of different mechanisms for the regulation of fusion by these two paramyxoviruses.

  18. Fundamental Research in Superconducting RF Cavity Design

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    Georg Hoffstaetter

    2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a 3-year SRF R&D proposal with two main goals: 1) to benefit near term high gradient SRF applications by understanding the causes of quench at high fields in present-day niobium cavities 2) to open the long-range prospects for SRF applications by experimentally verifying the recent exciting theoretical predication for new cavity materials such as Nb3Sn and MgB2. These predictions shwo that ultimately gradients of 100Mv/m to 200MV/m may become possible as material imperfections are overcome.

  19. Vertical and horizontal test results of 3.9-GHz accelerating cavities at FNAL

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    Khabiboulline, T.; Edwards, H.; Foley, M.; Harms, E.; Hocker, James Andrew; Mitchell, D.; Rowe, A.; Solyak, N.; /Fermilab

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 3rd harmonic 3.9GHz accelerating cavity was proposed to improve the beam performance of the VUV FEL, FLASH. In the frame of a collaborative agreement, Fermilab will provide DESY with a cryomodule containing a string of four cavities. Seven 9-cell Nb cavities were tested and six of them did reach accelerating gradient up to 24 MV/m almost twice more than design value of 14 MV/m. Two of these cavities are with new HOM couplers with improved design. In this paper we present all results of the vertical and horizontal tests.

  20. Megavoltage imaging with a photoconductor based sensor

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    Partain, Larry Dean (Los Altos, CA); Zentai, George (Mountain View, CA)

    2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A photodetector for detecting megavoltage (MV) radiation comprises a semiconductor conversion layer having a first surface and a second surface disposed opposite the first surface, a first electrode coupled to the first surface, a second electrode coupled to the second surface, and a low density substrate including a detector array coupled to the second electrode opposite the semiconductor conversion layer. The photodetector includes a sufficient thickness of a high density material to create a sufficient number of photoelectrons from incident MV radiation, so that the photoelectrons can be received by the conversion layer and converted to a sufficient of recharge carriers for detection by the detector array.

  1. (Revised May 22, 2012) Rotational Dynamics (Energy)

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    Collins, Gary S.

    energy (the sum of kinetic and potential energies) to derive an expression for the moment of inertia that the expression for kinetic energy takes on this simple form. Experiment Set Up The apparatus consists of a Rotary. The rotating object has kinetic energy but we cannot write it in the familiar form ½mv2 because the velocities

  2. Exploring the Role of Lepton Mass in the Hydrogen Atom Frank Rioux

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    Rioux, Frank

    kinetic energy. Substitution of the deBroglie relation ( = h/mv) into the classical expression for kinetic energy yields a quantum mechanical expression for kinetic energy. It is of utmost importance general and versatile quantum mechanical expression for kinetic energy is the differential operator shown

  3. ICNF2013 978-1-4799-0671-0/13/$31.00 2013 IEEE Low frequency noise characterization in n-channel

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    Boyer, Edmond

    regime with an applied drain voltage VDS = 50 mV. At room temperature, the front (back) interface noise noise is explained by the carrier number fluctuation model for both front and back interfaces. Due to the thin silicon film thickness a strong electrostatic coupling between front and back interface

  4. Low frequency noise assessment in advanced UTBOX SOI n-channel MOSFETs

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in the linear regime with an applied drain voltage 50DSV mV= . At room temperature, the front (back) gate noise between gate and channel and of the threshold voltage by applying a back bias voltage [1,2]. The low temperature as a diagnostic tool in order to characterize the traps present at the front (back) gate oxide

  5. The origins and limits of metalgraphene junction resistance

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    Perebeinos, Vasili

    with a drain bias of 1 mV. The source­drain resistance (Rtotal) is plotted in Fig. 1a as a function of back resistance (Rtotal) between the source and drain in a graphene transistor is regarded as the combination and drain contacts are made from palladium/gold (25/25 nm). We first performed measurements at 300 K

  6. FISHERY STATISTICS OF THE UNITED STATES

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    pa%Mv--. FISHERY STATISTICS OF THE UNITED STATES 1965 STATISTICAL DIGEST NO. 59 UNITED STATES, Commissioner Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, H. E. Crowther, Director STATISTICAL DIGEST 59 FISHERY STATISTICS.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. 20402 - Price $4 (Paper Cover) #12;Fishery statistics

  7. A Novel Robust Communication Algorithm for Distributed Secondary Control of Islanded

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    A Novel Robust Communication Algorithm for Distributed Secondary Control of Islanded Micro of distributed generators (DGs) and loads, placed in low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) distribution transmission/distribution losses and preventing electrical network congestion by shifting the generation closer

  8. Soft Tissue Visualization Using a Highly Efficient Megavoltage Cone Beam CT Imaging System

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    Pouliot, Jean

    Soft Tissue Visualization Using a Highly Efficient Megavoltage Cone Beam CT Imaging System Farhad A developed an imaging system that is optimized for MV and can acquire Megavoltage CBCT images containing soft through the detector. #12;The ability of an x-ray imaging system to differentiate soft tissues is affected

  9. REQUIRED SIGNAT URES, DATE PROJECT MANAGER

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    Llope, William J.

    North Platform to Vent Plastic tubing FM2 FM3FM1 Freon R134A 63ccm, 125lb SF6 0-3.5ccm, 56lb Isobutane 3.5ccm, 10lb w/ Heat Blanket STAR Gas Pad (outdoors) STAR Gas Mixing Room Legend MV PI FM CV MSV Manual

  10. Analytical study of the propagation of acoustic waves in a 1D weakly disordered lattice

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Analytical study of the propagation of acoustic waves in a 1D weakly disordered lattice O. Richoux of the propagation of an acoustic wave through a normally distributed disordered lattice made up of Helmholtz propagation in random media, waveguide, scattering of acoustic waves. PACS 11.80.La ; 42.25.Dd ; 43.20.Mv ; 43

  11. Upgrade of the MIT Linear Electrostatic Ion Accelerator (LEIA) for nuclear diagnostics development for Omega, Z and the NIF

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    Institute of Radiological Sciences Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 02A332 (2012) Concepts for the magnetic design of the MITICA neutral beam test facility ion accelerator Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 02B107 (2012) A 2 MV Van de, Z, and the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Sig- nificant improvements to the system in recent

  12. Ion, XRay, UV And Neutron Microbeam Systems For Cell Irradiation A. W. Bigelow, G. RandersPehrson, G. Garty, C. R. Geard, Y. Xu et al.

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    of microbeam cell-irradiation systems, available to users at the Radiological Research Accelerator Facility-Pehrson, G. Garty, C.R. Geard, Y. Xu, A.D. Harken, G. W. Johnson, and D.J. Brenner Center for Radiological (RARAF), Center for Radiological Research, Columbia University, is expanding. The HVE 5MV Singletron

  13. A single-particle/single-cell microbeam based on an isotopic alpha source

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    . Randers-Pehrson, D.J. Brenner Columbia University, Radiological Research Accelerator Facility, 136 S-alone; Accelerator 1. Introduction and overall design Columbia UniversityÕs Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is home to a sin- gle-cell/single-particle microbeam based on a 4.2 MV Van de Graaff

  14. Sub-mHz MOSFET 1/f noise measurements S. Mandal, S.K. Arfin and R. Sarpeshkar

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    Sarpeshkar, Rahul

    to the transistor noise. Results: The gate voltage VG droops along with the battery voltage: DVG ' 0.6DVbat that the allowable battery droop is limited by this requirement to 0.6 (DI/I¯)VL, where DI/I¯ is the percentageV gives us DVbat ¼ 30 mV. Experimentally, the battery voltage drooped at an approximately constant rate

  15. Public and Institutional Markets for ESCO Services: Comparing Programs, Practices and Prformance

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    Hopper, Nicole; Goldman, Charles; McWilliams, Jennifer; Birr, Dave; Stoughton McMordie, Kate

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MUSH ESPC UESC market segment typical contract types ESCO-ESPC program has rigorous M&V requirements relative to other ESCO markets.ESCO Markets3 2.1 Policies, Programs and Procurement5 2.1.1 Federal Market.5 Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC)..

  16. cpp header will be provided by the publisher Properties of Dense Fluid Hydrogen and Helium in Giant Gas

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    cpp header will be provided by the publisher Properties of Dense Fluid Hydrogen and Helium in Giant molecular dynamics, equation of state, giant gas planets, hydrogen-helium mix- tures PACS 61.20.Ja, 61.25.Em, 61.25.Mv, 61.20.-p Equilibrium properties of hydrogen-helium mixtures under thermodynamic conditions

  17. JOURNALOF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Vol. 70, No. 1. July 1993. Pi-inted in C!S.A.

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    Huguenard, John R.

    of Low-Threshold Calcium Current in Thalamic Relay Neurons After Corticectomy JUN-MO CHUNG, JOHN R ( postnatal day 7)) low-threshold transient calcium (T) currents in acutely isolated thalamic relay neurons. At a test voltage of -40 mV, the activation time constant decreased from 4.1 to 3.2 ms (P

  18. RATEDISTORTION OPTIMIZATION FOR VBR ENVIRONMENTS USING A MOTION COMPENSATED WAVELET CODER

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    Hemami, Sheila S.

    is achieved by jointly optimizing the block size, motion vector (MV) and coding mode (CM) for each block distortion coding at minimal rate is desired. The R­ D optimization is achieved by jointly optimizing the coding parameters in both the variable block size mo­ tion estimation and the region­based embedded

  19. Implementation of low-energy surface-induced dissociation (eV SID) and high-energy collision-induced dissociation (keV CID)

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    Wysocki, Vicki H.

    Implementation of low-energy surface-induced dissociation (eV SID) and high-energy collision is that the instrument implements both high-energy collision-induced dissociation (keV CID) and low-energy surface energy expression, E mv2 /2. As pointed out in the foreword to Cotter's book on TOF mass spectrometry [1

  20. Infrastructure iThemba LABS' infrastructure is based at two sites, namely

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    Wagner, Stephan

    for Accelerator-Based Sciences. ·are the only producer in South Africa of accelerator- based radionuclides-MV Tandem Accelerator. Particle beams delivered by the accelerator are used for low energy nuclear an accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility at iThemba LABS-Gauteng, the second in Africa, ·establishing

  1. a-and b-Tubulin Phylogenies Support a Close Relationship Between the Microsporidia Brachiola algerae and Antonospora locustae

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    Keeling, Patrick

    algerae and Antonospora locustae RENNY C.H. LEE,a BRYONY A.P. WILLIAMS,a,1 AMANDA M.V. BROWN,b MARTIN L. ADAMSON,b PATRICK J. KEELINGa and NAOMI M. FASTa a Department of Botany, University of British Columbia by Ichthyosporidium; Group II represented by Endoreticulatus; Group III represented by Enceph- alitozoon; and Group IV

  2. Single hole quantum dot transistors in silicon Effendi Leobandung, Lingjie Guo, and Stephen Y. Choua)

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    of the gate voltage have been observed at temperatures over 81 K and drain biases over 66 mV. The oscillations to the drain. As the gate voltage was scanned, the drain current i.e., the hole current oscil- lated Fig. 3-dot transistors were fabricated in silicon-on-insulator. Strong oscillations in the drain current as a function

  3. Persistent Sodium Currents in Mesencephalic V Neurons Participate in Burst Generation and Control of Membrane Excitability

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    Izhikevich, Eugene

    current (INaP) previously proposed to participate in the generation of subthreshold oscillations and burstV, with V1/2 of ­58.7 mV. Ramp voltage-clamp protocols showed that INaP undergoes time- as well as voltage), and subthreshold oscillations, and completely blocked bursting, but produced modest effects on the fast transient

  4. The dynamic structure underlying subthreshold oscillatory activity and the onset

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    Rotstein, Horacio G.

    stellate cells display subthresh- old oscillations (STOs). We study a single compartment biophysical model and a reset voltage. We show that the synchronization properties in networks made up of the NAS cells established that the SCs develop low-amplitude (1-4 mV) rhythmic subthreshold membrane potential oscillations

  5. J. Electrochem. Soc., Vol. 140, No. 5, May 1993 9 The Electrochemical Society, Inc. 1471 assumed from the edge of the SiO2 conduction band corre-

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    Economou, Demetre J.

    centers excited by hot electrons accelerated by the high field of about 22 MV/cm in the SiQ layer of pure water, citric acid [1.5 weight percent (w/o)], and am- monium citrate (1.5 w/o). The spectrum, wafer temperature, and etc

  6. Survival rates of fishes and macroinvertebrates impinged on the vertically revolving intake screens of a power plant on Galveston Bay, Texas

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    Chase, David Mayo

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on the western side of Galveston Bay near Bacliff, Texas (Fig. 1). The fossil-fueled plant consisted of four generating units: Unit 1, 450 MW; Unit 2, 450 MN; Unit 3, 565 MW; and Unit 4, 750 MV, for a total capacity of 2, 215 NV. Based on manufacturers' name...

  7. Long-term potentiation in rat hippocampal neurons is accompanied by spatially widespread changes in intrinsic oscillatory dynamics and excitability

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    Narayanan, Rishikesh

    with distance from the soma (data same as Fig. 1B). Markers (@: measured at -75 mV; @: measured at -65 m reduces with distance, conforming to data presented in Fig. 1G. (B­C) were obtained from recordings amplitude profiles obtained from a dendrite in slices pretreated with 100 µM ZD7288. We pretreated slices

  8. Age and growth of the red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, and the vermilion snapper, Rhomboplites aurorubens, from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico

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    Zastrow, Colleen Elizabeth

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Banks in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Marine Fisheries Sevice (NMFS) and LGL Ecological Research Associates aboard the contract vessel M/V Jeff and Tina and aboard the NOAA research vessel R/V Oregon II...

  9. GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator

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    to synchrotron radiation facilities and free-electron lasers, and as modules for high-energy particle physics. Radiofrequency-based accelerators are limited to relatively low accelerating fields (10-50 MV m-1 ), requiring tens to hundreds of metres to reach the multi-GeV beam energies needed to drive radiation sources

  10. Influence of viscoelastic and viscous absorption on ultrasonic wave propagation in cortical bone: application to axial

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and the surrounding soft tissues are attenuating media, which might affect the radiofrequency signals measured systems and media, 43.20.Mv Waveguides, wave propagation in tubes and ducts, 43.20.Px Transient radiation and scattering, 43.40.Rj Radiation from vibrating structures into fluid media, 43.35.Pt Surface waves in solids

  11. 31-mar-2011. Embedded software version 1.

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    Kozak, Victor R.

    -board micro-controller. Photo of. CEAD20 ADC can work in different modes. The base mode is a multi - 1500 . 18. Temperature sensitivity of on-board sensor (typical) ­ 1,9 mV/°. 19. Output voltage of temperature sensor at +25 ° ­ 0.56 ±10%.. 20. CANbus transceiver is galvanically isolated from network

  12. Embedded software version 1. 1. Features

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    Kozak, Victor R.

    are connected with connector on front panel; - a temperature sensor, placed on the board; - header, which allows to change base address of device; - embedded microcontroller. A photo of device. The device may work sensitivity of on-board sensor ­ 1,9 mV/°. 13. Output voltage of temperature sensor at +25 ° ­ 0.56 ±10%. 14

  13. affective responses in behaving animals1215 . Thus, one consequence

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    with 2% biocytin in 3 M potassium acetate (Sigma). Impedances were measured in situ and ranged from 45 under the odour-evoked PSP was analysed by measuring the first 5 s of the area under the odour potentials did not overshoot 0 mV, if the measured input resistance was below 20 MQ, or if they were found

  14. Compact passive wireless reinforced concrete corrosion initiation sensor that can be installed in existing steel

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    Boyer, Edmond

    with a resolution of less than 10 mV. The sensor is 25 mm in diameter and is intended to be installed by drilling of reinforcement steel is Cl- ingression from the de-icing salts used extensively to clear snow and ice in winter

  15. Effect of Rotational Mobility on Photoelectron Transfer: Comparison of Two Zeolite Michael A. Coutant, Joseph R. Sachleben, and Prabir K. Dutta*,

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    Dutta, Prabir K.

    in the rate of the photoinduced forward and back electron transfer from Ru- (bpy)3 2+ to methyl viologen of photochemically created reactive redox species.1 Thus, considerable effort is being made to understand such as methyl viologen (MV2+) using the inherent ion-exchange properties of the zeolite. It has been shown

  16. Solar energy storage through the homogeneous electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide : photoelectrochemical and photovoltaic approaches

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    Sathrum, Aaron John

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Viologen . 40 Band Positions of p-GaP and p-Si With Redoxredox couple, figure 2-12 shows the cyclic voltammetry using methyl viologen.viologen, MV) were used to characterize the photoelectrodes. These were chosen because they have multiple reversible redox

  17. ReprintedfromTheJournalof OrganicChemistry,1981,46,4622. CopyrightO 1981by the AmericanChemicalSocietyandreprintedb-',-permissionof the copyrightowner

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    Prentiss, Mara

    Methyl Viologen and Flavoenzymes Summary; A procedure for enzyme-catalyzed organic synthesisis of oxidized to reducedmethyl viologen (MV2+-' MVl*) followed by flavoenzyme NADP via re- action with FDR has been reported previously,6'7appli- cation of this redox cycleto

  18. Methyl viologen mediated oxidation-reduction across dihexadecylphosphate vesicles involves transmembrane diffusion

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    Patterson, B.C.; Thompson, D.H.; Hurst, J.K.

    1988-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerous reports have appeared describing oxidation-reduction across bilayer membranes. Mechanisms proposed for specific systems include the following: (i) electron tunneling across the hydrocarbon barrier between interfacially bound redox partners, (ii) molecular diffusion of bound redox components across the barrier, and (iii) formation of barrier-penetrating aggregates, or electron-conducting channels, across the bilayer. Nonetheless, the actual reaction mechanisms remain obscure due to the general unavailability of transverse diffusion rates, possible loss of compartmentation of reactants, particularly in photochemical systems, and the ambiguities inherent in deducing reaction mechanisms from rate data, which form the primary evidence in most systems studied. The reactions of dihexadecylphosphate (DHP) vesicle-bound methyl viologen (MV/sup 2 +/) describes in this report are unique in allowing deduction of molecular details of a transmembrane redox event from the product composition and microphase distribution. Specifically, they have found that MV/sup 2 +/ bound at the outer vesicle interface mediates reduction of inner-localized MV/sup 2 +/ by dithionite ion in bulk solution in a manner that requires comigration of MV/sup +/ with the electron transferred across the membrane barrier.

  19. Species-specific residues calibrate SoxR sensitivity to redox-active molecules

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    Dietrich, Lars

    to viologens, which have redox potentials below -350 mV. Using a mutagenic approach, we pin- pointed threeSpecies-specific residues calibrate SoxR sensitivity to redox-active molecules Rebecca Sheplock,1, the transcription factor SoxR triggers a global stress response by sensing a broad spectrum of redox

  20. 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. Highly stable tetrathiafulvalene radical dimers in

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Stoddart1 * Two [3]catenane `molecular flasks' have been designed to create stabilized, redox observation of p­p radical-cation dimers on the redox stimulation of electron rich or poor heterocycles, rather than the fundamental cornerstone of functional devices7 . Specifically, methyl viologen (MV2þ

  1. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 43394348, 2013 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/4339/2013/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    of fossil fuel combustion aerosols in mixed-phase clouds Y. Yun1,2, J. E. Penner1, and O. Popovicheva3 1Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, 201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA 3D.V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, M.V. Lomonosov

  2. PLANNING AND CONTROL OF PLANAR UNDERACTUATED MARINE VEHICLES SUBJECT TO LINEAR AND QUADRATIC DRAG

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    in hazardous environments: wheeled robots defuse mines, unmanned air vehicles take photographs of a battlefield), such as hovercrafts, surface and underwater vehicles are playing a crucial role in the exploitation of oceanic for underactuated MV, i.e., surface vessels (SV), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and hovercrafts (HC

  3. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    166.7 MVA transformer KV1A is composed of three single phase 220115-kV 55.5 MV A transformers. The A-phase (KV1A3) failed, but with the use of the mobile transformer KV1A still...

  4. Image-based fluidstructure interaction model of the human mitral valve Xingshuang Ma a

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    Luo, Xiaoyu

    Image-based fluid­structure interaction model of the human mitral valve Xingshuang Ma a , Hao Gao Available online 15 November 2012 Keywords: Human mitral valve Clinical imaging Magnetic resonance imaging Fluid­structure interaction Immersed boundary method a b s t r a c t The mitral valve (MV) is one

  5. THE ACCELERATOR TUBE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT DARESBURY LABORATORY

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of 20 to 30 MV. 2. Construction. - Early work on the development of a diffusion bonding process suitable and consistent materials preparation needed for reliable bonding. The cônditions necessary for bonding pure tita- nium to ceramic were soon established. However a harder alloy of titanium which had a better resis

  6. Abstract--This work develops a three-phase unbalanced load flow tool tailored for radial distribution networks based

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    Teodorescu, Remus

    support by PV inverters can be also merged together with the load flow solution tool and thus, the impact, thermal limits of grid components and power losses in radial MV-LV networks with photovoltaic (PV and validated with IEEE 13-bus test feeder. Index Terms--Load flow, LV network, PV integration, voltage

  7. November 30-December 17, 2012 A Special Small Group Tour for

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    Connor, Ed

    sightseeing ... Argentine dinner and tango show ... Three-night Southern Patagonia cruise ... Beagle Channel of the world's last great frontiers: the majestic fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia, on a small Acebos Hotel First Class 6-8 Patagonia cruise M/V Stella Australis Sup. First Class 9-11 Torres del Paine

  8. Erste Satzung zur nderung der Fachprfungsordnung des Masterstudiengangs Health Care Management

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    Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

    1 Erste Satzung zur Änderung der Fachprüfungsordnung des Masterstudiengangs Health Care-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald die folgende Satzung zur Änderung der Fachprüfungsordnung des Masterstudiengangs Health Care Masterstudiengangs Health Care Management vom 15. März 2011 (Mittl.bl. BM M-V 2011 S. 288) wird wie folgt geändert

  9. Two-photoelectrode solid-state photoelectrochemical cell

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    Sammells, A.F.; Schmidt, S.K.

    1984-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The solid-state photoelectrochemical cell p-InP/C44H28N4Fe(+3) Porphine, Nafion 117/Nafion 117/(bpy)3Ru(2+), Nafion 117/n-Cds was prepared and given photopotentials in excess of 1100 mV and appears to be a novel approach for not only specialized storage devices but also in specific detector applications.

  10. Aegean Seals of the Late Bronze Age: Stylistic Groups VII. Concordance

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    Younger, John G.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -5 1758, 1759 (gold cups) not in CMS Pithoi VI 73 NMA 2646 M-V LIII 49 8709 (electrum mask) not in CMS StGeorg IV 98 Sofia, AcRomania 475 98 Copenhagen NM 7137 not in CMS StGeorg IV 98 7138 StGeorg 98 Copenhagen NM 7308 not in CMS IV 98...

  11. STRUCTURAL AND CHEMICAL STUDIES ON CdTe/CdS THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS WITH ANALYTICAL TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    at 430 C for 30 min. The cells exhibit an ef£ciency of 12.4 % with a short circuit current density of 23 mA/cm2 and an open circuit voltage of 800 mV. For transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies

  12. BACK CONTACT MONOCRYSTALLINE THIN-FILM SILICON SOLAR CELLS FROM THE POROUS SILICON PROCESS

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    voltage is 633 mV and the short-circuit current density is 28.7 mA/cm 2 . INTRODUCTION Layer transfer surface, an area of 79.2 cm 2 and a cell thickness of 30 µm. We reach an efficiency of 13.5 %. The open-circuit

  13. Umweltphysik W. Aeschbach-Hertig

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    Aeschbach-Hertig, Werner

    ­ Piezometerhöhe (hydraulic head) h: Potential 11 Definition der Piezometerhöhe h aus Fitts, 2002. Groundwater Science, Academic Press Totale Energie auf Höhe z: 21 E pV mgz mv 2 = + + E p h z mg g = = + Energie.: hydraulic head 12 Hydraulischer Head und Aquifertypen aquifer aquitard impermeable permeable unsaturated

  14. Curriculum Vitae PAOLO D'ODORICO

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    D'Odorico, Paolo

    ­ Piezometerhöhe (hydraulic head) h: Potential 11 Definition der Piezometerhöhe h aus Fitts, 2002. Groundwater Science, Academic Press Totale Energie auf Höhe z: 21 E pV mgz mv 2 = + + E p h z mg g = = + Energie.: hydraulic head 12 Hydraulischer Head und Aquifertypen aquifer aquitard impermeable permeable unsaturated

  15. INTRODUCTION Information on the abundance of large whales in Greenland

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    Laidre, Kristin L.

    INTRODUCTION Information on the abundance of large whales in Greenland waters, including fin whales surveys were conducted in West Greenland by the Greenland Fisheries Research Institute (m/v Regina Maris when survey conditions are optimal in Greenlandic waters. Between 1983 and 1993, visual aerial surveys

  16. RF PULSED TESTS ON 3GHZ NIOBIUM CAVITIES J. Le Duff, C. Thomas

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    RF PULSED TESTS ON 3GHZ NIOBIUM CAVITIES J. Le Duff, C. Thomas , G. Bienvenu, H.Sun LAL, Orsay limits have been pushed back thanks to improvements of niobium purity, cavity preparation, as- sembling mT or 50MV/m accelerating field Eacc for TESLA shape bulk niobium (Nb) cavities at T = 0 K

  17. WORLD RECORD ACCELERATING GRADIENT ACHIEVED IN A SUPERCONDUCTING NIOBIUM RF CAVITY

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    Geng, Rong-Li

    WORLD RECORD ACCELERATING GRADIENT ACHIEVED IN A SUPERCONDUCTING NIOBIUM RF CAVITY R.L. Geng On November 16, 2004, a CW accelerating gradient of 46 MV/m was achieved in a superconducting niobium cav- ity/m was achieved. This represents a world record gradient in a niobium RF resonator. At a reduced temperature of 1

  18. Battery-assisted and Photovoltaic-sourced Switched-inductor CMOS Harvesting ChargerSupply

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    Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

    Battery-assisted and Photovoltaic-sourced Switched-inductor CMOS Harvesting Charger­Supply Rajiv-scale photovoltaic (PV) cells harness a diminutive fraction of light and artificial lighting avails a small 25 mV at 10 ­ 80 kHz and with 77% ­ 89% efficiency. Index Terms--Harvester, photovoltaic (PV

  19. Unmanned Cooperative Fire-Seeking and -Fighting Robot with Bluetooth Communication and Stair-Climbing Capability

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    Chao, Ying-Chin

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a prototype of Unmanned Cooperative Fire-Seeking and -Fighting Robots (UCSFRs) which have a new way to climb up the stairs or traverse over obstacles with a ball screw. There are three unmanned vehicles (one Mother Vehicle (MV...

  20. DR. HARVEV J, KARTEN, M.D. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

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    Kleinfeld, David

    Potential Measurement 16 Grounding 16 BLANKING 16 BRIDGE MODE 17 Description 17 Suggested Use 17 23 Extemal Conunand Inputs 23 Mixing Conunands. 23 CURRENT MEASUREMENT 25 DCC MODE 25 GROUNDING METERS 51 V,,(mV) 51 V2(mV) 52 I(nA) 52 PHASE · 52 POWER-SUPPLY GLITCHES 53 POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE

  1. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Fred A.' Seaton, ,Secretary FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, Arnie J. Suomela, Commissioner

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    MvOll:US pelamis), little tunny (E1£thynnus yaito), and frigate maekerel (A1£xi.~ thazard Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) .. .. _.. .. ______ 40 Little tunny (Euthynnus yaito of distribution .. "___ __ __ ____ 57 Latitudinal distribution of Katsuwon·u.~ pelamis and Neothu.n- nus mac

  2. QOS AND PERFORMANCE OF REMPLI PLC NETWORK Liping LU1,2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    QOS AND PERFORMANCE OF REMPLI PLC NETWORK Liping LU1,2 , Raul BRITO1 , YeQiong SONG1 1 ­ LORIA Abstract: REMPLI uses MV and LV PLC network to establish a wide-scale distributed infrastructure for real, special QoS control mechanisms should be implemented in the PLC network for providing real-time access

  3. SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL PARTICLES IN SEDIMENT FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC BARE ZONE. K. Schreiber1,2

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    rate suggests that the area may contain an enhanced concentration of extraterrestrial matter, together with MV0502-15JC [5], at 31º 42.194'S, 143º 30.331'W; 5082 m water depth in the South Pacific bare zone). The top 2 m of the core are dominated by dark brown zeolitic clay, followed by a rust

  4. Parallel optical nanolithography using nanoscale bowtie aperture array

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    Xu, Xianfan

    Parallel optical nanolithography using nanoscale bowtie aperture array Sreemanth M.V. Uppuluri of parallel optical nanolithography using nanoscale bowtie aperture array. These nanoscale bowtie aperture1805 photoresist. An interference-based optical alignment system was employed to position the bowtie

  5. In Situ Electrochemical X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis with High Oxygen Flux

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    Frenkel, Anatoly

    to the widespread application of fuel cells and air-cathode batteries in automotive and stationary power a progressive evolution of the electronic structure of the metal clusters that is both potential) and the large overpotential (300 mV) in fuel cell cathodes necessitate the use of high loadings of precious-metal

  6. A Critical History of Electric Propulsion: The First Fifty Years (1906-1956)

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    Choueiri, Edgar

    m = Propellant mass flow rate P = Input electric power p P/Mv = Input electric power per unit Physics Group, MAE Department. e-mail: choueiri@princeton.edu. Presented at the 40th AIAA/ASME by the AIAA with permission. Also published in the Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 193

  7. Sample Test for Unit IV Potentially useful equations

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    Mansell, Edward "Ted"

    t p = mv Wnet = Kf - Ki Wn.c. = Ef - Ei = Wout Win W = FD cos Wcons. = Uf - Ui Fave(t) = p Etot "closed" system) is constant. (The total energy can change in an "open" system smaller than the universe

  8. Sample Test for Unit IV Potentially useful equations

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    Mansell, Edward "Ted"

    t p = mv Wnet = Kf - Ki Wn.c. = Ef - Ei = Wout Win W = FD cos Wcons. = Uf - Ui Fave(t) = p Etot) is constant. (The total energy can change in an "open" system smaller than the universe whereby energy enters

  9. Amorphous silicon/crystalline silicon heterojunctions: The future of high-efficiency silicon solar cells

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    ;5 Record efficiencies #12;6 Diffused-junction solar cells Diffused-junction solar cell Chemical passivation to ~650 mV #12;7 Silicon heterojunction solar cells a-Si:H provides excellent passivation of c-Si surface Heterojunction solar cell Chemical passivation Chemical passivation #12;8 Voc and silicon heterojunction solar

  10. 8-Pin DIP, SO-8, MSOP-8 8-Pin DIP, SO-8

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    Berns, Hans-Gerd

    OPA2137 OPA4137 ® FEATURES q FET INPUT: IB = 5pA q LOW OFFSET VOLTAGE: 1.5mV q WIDE SUPPLY RANGE: ±2 BIAS CURRENT VCM = 0V Input Bias Current IB ±5 ±100 T T pA vs Temperature See Typical Curve T Input

  11. RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATION DESIGN 2011 www.PosterPresentations.com

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Gallagher Expected Results Methodology We will merge life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology with urban: Urban Metabolism and Life Cycle Assessment Our team is composed of seven researchers from three Chester, M.V, S. Pincetl, and P. Bunje, 2011, Complementing Urban Metabolisms with Life-cycle Assessment

  12. Crystal structure of the di-haem cytochrome c peroxidase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Fülöp, Vilmos

    -potential (-330 mV) centre where hydrogen peroxide is reduced (the perox- idatic site); the other is a high in that it does not require a stable free radical for catalysis and instead uses two haem c groups [1] cova- lently attached to a single polypeptide chain to store the two oxidizing equivalents in the high-energy

  13. Cw rf operation of the FMIT RFQ

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    Fazio, M.V.; Brandeberry, F.E.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 80-MHz RFQ for the Fusion Materials Irradiation Test Facility prototype accelerator has been rf conditioned for cw operation to the design field level of 17.5 MV/m (1.68 x Kilpatrick limit). Experimental results and operating experience will be discussed.

  14. Robust Efficient Frontier Analysis with a Separable Uncertainty Model

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    2007-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider MV analysis with n risky assets held over a period of time. ..... since it is the pointwise infimum of a family of linear functions. ...... for Circuit & System Solutions award 2003-CT-888, by JPL award I291856, by the Precourt. Institute ...

  15. Model construction: elements of a computational mechanism Jan M. _Zytkow

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    Ras, Zbigniew W.

    Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland zytkow@uncc.edu Abstract Model construction is one of the key scienti of the mainsteps. As a body of mass m rolls down its kinetic energy grows from zero to mv2=2, where v is the nal velocity. At the same time, its potential energy decreases from gmh to zero, where g is Earth acceleration

  16. Measurement of high energy x-ray beam penumbra with GafchromicTM EBT radiochromic film

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    Yu, K.N.

    , respectively, for a 6 MV linear accelerator produced x-ray beam. This is com- pared to 3.2 mm±0.2 mm Kodak EDR2. Radiographic film types like Kodak EDR2 have improved this feature due to reduced energy dependence and higher

  17. Deemed Savings Estimates for Legacy Air Conditioning and WaterHeating Direct Load Control Programs in PJM Region

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    Goldman, Charles

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During 2005 and 2006, the PJM Interconnection (PJM) Load Analysis Subcommittee (LAS) examined ways to reduce the costs and improve the effectiveness of its existing measurement and verification (M&V) protocols for Direct Load Control (DLC) programs. The current M&V protocol requires that a PURPA-compliant Load Research study be conducted every five years for each Load-Serving Entity (LSE). The current M&V protocol is expensive to implement and administer particularly for mature load control programs, some of which are marginally cost-effective. There was growing evidence that some LSEs were mothballing or dropping their DLC programs in lieu of incurring the expense associated with the M&V. This project had several objectives: (1) examine the potential for developing deemed savings estimates acceptable to PJM for legacy air conditioning and water heating DLC programs, and (2) explore the development of a collaborative, regional, consensus-based approach for conducting monitoring and verification of load reductions for emerging load management technologies for customers that do not have interval metering capability.

  18. HIGH CURRENT AND HIGH BRIGHTNESS ELECTRON SOURCES , I. Bazarov, S. Belomestnykh, M. Billing, E. Chojnacki, Z. Conway,

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    Gruner, Sol M.

    will review the technical requirements of such projects and the status of on-going research through- out and longitudinally shaped laser pulse, in RF cavities with very high electrical fields of up to 120 MV/m [1] to beam to a significant heating of the cavity surfaces due to resistive energy losses which causes thermal stress

  19. Published Ahead of Print 18 May 2012. 10.1128/AEM.00480-12.

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    can be used to store inter- mittently produced renewable energy, such as wind and so- lar energy Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA Electron-accepting electrode) but not at 339 mV in minimal media lacking organic sources of energy. Results at these different

  20. Gate-Level Characterization: Foundations and Hardware Security Applications

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    Potkonjak, Miodrag

    Meguerdichian Miodrag Potkonjak Computer Science Department University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los and manifestation properties. It is a key step in the IC applications regarding cryptography, security, and digital rights management. However, GLC is challenging due to the existence of manufacturing variability (MV

  1. Technetium Sorption by Cementitious Materials Under Reducing Conditions

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    Kaplan, Daniel I. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States); Estes, Shanna L. [Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (United States); Powell, Brian A. [Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (United States)

    2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study was to measure technetium ({sup 99}Tc) sorption to cementitious materials under reducing conditions to simulate Saltstone Disposal Facility conditions. {sup 99}Tc(VII) batch sorption experiments were conducted for 319 days in an inert glovebag with a variety of cementitious materials (aged cement, Vault 2, TR545, and TR547) containing varying amounts of blast furnace slag. Between 154 and 319 days, the {sup 99}Tc aqueous concentrations tended to remain constant and samples amended with different initial {sup 99}Tc concentrations, tended to merge at about 10{sup -9} M for Vault 2 (17% slag) and TR545 (90% slag) and 10{sup -8} M for TR547 (45% slag). This data provided strong evidence that solubility, and not adsorption (K{sub d} values), was controlling aqueous {sup 99}Tc concentrations. Laboratory data superimposed over thermodynamic speciation diagrams further supported the conclusion that solubility, and not adsorption controlled {sup 99}Tc aqueous concentrations. The oxidation state of the aqueous {sup 99}Tc at the end of the sorption experiment was determined by solvent extraction to be almost entirely {sup 99}Tc(VII). The pH of the present system was ~11.8. Previously proposed solubility controlling phases including Tc-sulfides may be present, but do not appear to control solubility. After the 319 day sorption period, the suspensions were removed from the glovebag and a desorption step under oxic conditions was conducted for 20 days by adding oxic, pH-buffered solutions to the suspensions. {sup 99}Tc aqueous concentrations increased by more than an order of magnitude and Eh increased by several hundred millivolts within 24 hours after the introduction of the oxic solutions. These desorption results are consistent with re-oxidation and dissolution/desorption of {sup 99}Tc(IV) phases possibly present in the cementitious materials after the anoxic sorption step of the experiment. Aqueous {sup 99}Tc concentrations continued to increase slowly until the termination of the desorption experiment after 20 days. Although the cementitious materials investigated demonstrated the ability to strongly sequester aqueous {sup 99}Tc under anoxic conditions, the introduction of oxygen resulted in the rapid remobilization of {sup 99}Tc. These studies provide experimental support for the use of a solubility based model under reducing saltstone conditions where Tc(IV) is expected to be the dominant species. The existing Kd model would be appropriate for oxidized saltstone conditions (aged saltstone, not directly evaluated in this study) where Tc(VII) is expected to be the dominant species.

  2. Use of Quantitative Uncertainty Analysis to Support M&VDecisions in ESPCs

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    Mathew, Paul A.; Koehling, Erick; Kumar, Satish

    2005-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurement and Verification (M&V) is a critical elementof an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) - without M&V, thereisno way to confirm that the projected savings in an ESPC are in factbeing realized. For any given energy conservation measure in an ESPC,there are usually several M&V choices, which will vary in terms ofmeasurement uncertainty, cost, and technical feasibility. Typically,M&V decisions are made almost solely based on engineering judgmentand experience, with little, if any, quantitative uncertainty analysis(QUA). This paper describes the results of a pilot project initiated bythe Department of Energy s Federal Energy Management Program to explorethe use of Monte-Carlo simulation to assess savings uncertainty andthereby augment the M&V decision-making process in ESPCs. The intentwas to use QUA selectively in combination with heuristic knowledge, inorder to obtain quantitative estimates of the savings uncertainty withoutthe burden of a comprehensive "bottoms-up" QUA. This approach was used toanalyze the savings uncertainty in an ESPC for a large federal agency.The QUA was seamlessly integrated into the ESPC development process andthe incremental effort was relatively small with user-friendly tools thatare commercially available. As the case study illustrates, in some casesthe QUA simply confirms intuitive or qualitative information, while inother cases, it provides insight that suggests revisiting the M&Vplan. The case study also showed that M&V decisions should beinformed by the portfolio risk diversification. By providing quantitativeuncertainty information, QUA can effectively augment the M&Vdecision-making process as well as the overall ESPC financialanalysis.

  3. Evaluation of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimeters for passive dosimetry of high-energy photon and electron beams in radiotherapy

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    Yukihara, E. G.; Mardirossian, G.; Mirzasadeghi, M.; Guduru, S.; Ahmad, S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami Beach, Florida 33140 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 825 Northeast 10th Street, OUPB 1430, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 (United States); Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 825 Northeast 10th Street, OUPB 1430, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 (United States)

    2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This article investigates the performance of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}:C optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) for application in radiotherapy. Central-axis depth dose curves and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) responses were obtained in a water phantom for 6 and 18 MV photons, and for 6, 9, 12, 16, and 20 MeV electron beams from a Varian 21EX linear accelerator. Single OSL measurements could be repeated with a precision of 0.7% (one standard deviation) and the differences between absorbed doses measured with OSLDs and an ionization chamber were within {+-}1% for photon beams. Similar results were obtained for electron beams in the low-gradient region after correction for a 1.9% photon-to-electron bias. The distance-to-agreement values were of the order of 0.5-1.0 mm for electrons in high dose gradient regions. Additional investigations also demonstrated that the OSL response dependence on dose rate, field size, and irradiation temperature is less than 1% in the conditions of the present study. Regarding the beam energy/quality dependence, the relative response of the OSLD for 18 MV was (0.51{+-}0.48)% of the response for the 6 MV photon beam. The OSLD response for the electron beams relative to the 6 MV photon beam. The OSLD response for the electron beams relative to the 6 MV photon beam was in average 1.9% higher, but this result requires further confirmation. The relative response did not seem to vary with electron energy at d{sub max} within the experimental uncertainties (0.5% in average) and, therefore, a fixed correction factor of 1.9% eliminated the energy dependence in our experimental conditions.

  4. Hydroforming of elliptical cavities

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    Singer, W.; Singer, X.; Jelezov, I.; Kneisel, Peter

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Activities of the past several years in developing the technique of forming seamless (weldless) cavity cells by hydroforming are summarized. An overview of the technique developed at DESY for the fabrication of single cells and multicells of the TESLA cavity shape is given and the major rf results are presented. The forming is performed by expanding a seamless tube with internal water pressure while simultaneously swaging it axially. Prior to the expansion the tube is necked at the iris area and at the ends. Tube radii and axial displacements are computer controlled during the forming process in accordance with resultsmore »of finite element method simulations for necking and expansion using the experimentally obtained strain-stress relationship of tube material. In cooperation with industry different methods of niobium seamless tube production have been explored. The most appropriate and successful method is a combination of spinning or deep drawing with flow forming. Several single-cell niobium cavities of the 1.3 GHz TESLA shape were produced by hydroforming. They reached accelerating gradients Eacc up to 35 MV/m after buffered chemical polishing (BCP) and up to 42 MV/m after electropolishing (EP). More recent work concentrated on fabrication and testing of multicell and nine-cell cavities. Several seamless two- and three-cell units were explored. Accelerating gradients Eacc of 30–35 MV/m were measured after BCP and Eacc up to 40 MV/m were reached after EP. Nine-cell niobium cavities combining three three-cell units were completed at the company E. Zanon. These cavities reached accelerating gradients of Eacc = 30–35 MV/m. One cavity is successfully integrated in an XFEL cryomodule and is used in the operation of the FLASH linear accelerator at DESY. Additionally the fabrication of bimetallic single-cell and multicell NbCu cavities by hydroforming was successfully developed. Several NbCu clad single-cell and double-cell cavities of the TESLA shape have been fabricated. The clad seamless tubes were produced using hot bonding or explosive bonding and subsequent flow forming. The thicknesses of Nb and Cu layers in the tube wall are about 1 and 3 mm respectively. The rf performance of the best NbCu clad cavities is similar to that of bulk Nb cavities. The highest accelerating gradient achieved was 40 MV/m. The advantages and disadvantages of hydroformed cavities are discussed in this paper.« less

  5. Effect of exogenous electron shuttles on growth and fermentative metabolism in Clostridium sp. BC1

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    Yarlagadda V. N.; Francis A.; Gupta, A.; Dodge, C. J.

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, the influence exogenous electron shuttles on the growth and glucose fermentative metabolism of Clostridium sp. BC1 was investigated. Bicarbonate addition to mineral salts (MS) medium accelerated growth and glucose fermentation which shifted acidogenesis (acetic- and butyric-acids) towards solventogenesis (ethanol and butanol). Addition of ferrihydrite, anthraquinone disulfonate, and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in bicarbonate to growing culture showed no significant influence on fermentative metabolism. In contrast, methyl viologen (MV) enhanced ethanol- and butanol-production by 28- and 12-fold, respectively with concomitant decrease in hydrogen, acetic- and butyric-acids compared to MS medium. The results show that MV addition affects hydrogenase activity with a significant reduction in hydrogen production and a shift in the direction of electron flow towards enhanced production of ethanol and butanol.

  6. Multivariate analysis of remote LIBS spectra using partial least squares, principal component analysis, and related techniques

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    Clegg, Samuel M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Barefield, James E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wiens, Roger C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sklute, Elizabeth [MT HOLYOKE COLLEGE; Dyare, Melinda D [MT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantitative analysis with LIBS traditionally employs calibration curves that are complicated by the chemical matrix effects. These chemical matrix effects influence the LIBS plasma and the ratio of elemental composition to elemental emission line intensity. Consequently, LIBS calibration typically requires a priori knowledge of the unknown, in order for a series of calibration standards similar to the unknown to be employed. In this paper, three new Multivariate Analysis (MV A) techniques are employed to analyze the LIBS spectra of 18 disparate igneous and highly-metamorphosed rock samples. Partial Least Squares (PLS) analysis is used to generate a calibration model from which unknown samples can be analyzed. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Soft Independent Modeling of Class Analogy (SIMCA) are employed to generate a model and predict the rock type of the samples. These MV A techniques appear to exploit the matrix effects associated with the chemistries of these 18 samples.

  7. Solution medium control of the photoredox yield in the Ru(bpy)/sub 3//sup 2 +//methyl viologen/EDTA system

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    Mandal, K.; Hoffman, M.Z.

    1984-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The observed quantum yield of formation of the methyl viologen radical cation, phi(MV/sup +/-), upon 450-nm irradiation of the Ru(bpy)/sub 3//sup 2 +//methyl viologen dication/EDTA system at pH 11.0 is dependent on the concentrations of all three components. Under the conditions of the experiments, phi(MV/sup +/-)approx. =2eta/sub cr/ where eta/sub cr/ is the efficiency of release of redox products from the solvent cage. The maximum value of eta/sub cr/ is approx. =0.17 at high concentrations of all components where the photosensitizer, electron relay, and sacrificial electron donor exist as ion-paired aggregates within a single solvent-caged unit. 3 figures.

  8. Photoinduced electron transfer reactions in zeolite cages. Progress report, January 15, 1990--August 1, 1992

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    Dutta, P.K.

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes work in the two areas of zeolites and layered double hydroxides. Results of studies on structural aspects of Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+}-zeolite Y are summarized. Photoinduced electron transfer between entrapped Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} and methylviologen (MV) in neighboring supercages was examined. Benzylviologen was also used. Since molecules larger than 13 {angstrom} cannot be accomodated in zeolite cages, the layered double metal hydroxides (LDH) LiAl{sub 2}(OH){sub 6}{sup +}X{sup {minus}} is being investigated. Organized assemblies of hydrophobic domains are made by introducing into the interlayer long-chain carboxylic acids R(CH{sub 2}){sub n}COOH. Zinc tetraphenylporphyrin sulfonate (ZnTPPS) is introduced into myristate-LiAl-LDH; photolysis of ZnTPPS-AiAl-LDH with MV{sup 2+} in solution was examined.

  9. Application of electrical methods to measure microbial activity in soils: Preliminary microcosm results

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    Cox, B.L. Sweet, A.; Majer, E.

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The application of the geophysical technique known as self-potential to the measurement of microbial activity was tested on laboratory microcosms containing ferric iron and iron-reducing bacteria Shewanella alga BrY. Measurements of the electrical response of silver-coated copper electrodes distributed along a Teflon probe inserted into sterile and inoculated layers containing either ferric chloride, ferric citrate, or ferric oxide rich soil were recorded over hours or days. Strong electrical signals reached values more negative than {minus}400 mV for all types of inoculated ferric iron layers. Electric signals in sterile control layers, by contrast, rarely reached values more negative than {minus}150 mV. These preliminary experiments indicate that it may be possible to apply the self-potential geophysical method to monitor bioremediation in the field.

  10. Design, prototyping and testing of a compact superconducting double quarter wave crab cavity

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    Xiao, Binping; Belomestnykh, Sergey; Ben-Zvi, Ilan; Calaga, Rama; Cullen, Chris; Capatina, Ofelia; Hammons, Lee; Li, Zenghai; Marques, Carlos; Skaritka, John; Verdú-Andres, Silvia; Wu, Qiong

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel design of superconducting Crab Cavity was proposed and designed at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The new cavity shape is a Double Quarter Wave or DQWCC. After fabrication and surface treatments, the niobium proof-of-principle cavity was cryogenically tested in a vertical cryostat. The cavity is extremely compact yet has a low frequency of 400 MHz, an essential property for service for the Large Hadron Collider luminosity upgrade. The electromagnetic properties of the cavity are also well matched for this demanding task. The demonstrated deflecting voltage of 4.6 MV is well above the requirement for a crab cavity in the future High Luminosity LHC of 3.34 MV. In this paper we present the design, prototyping and test results of the DQWCC.

  11. Surface Treatments of Nb by Buffered Electropolishing

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    Wu, Andy T. [JLAB; Rimmer, Robert A. [JLAB; Ciovati, Gianluigi [JLAB; Manus, Robert L. [JLAb; Reece, Charles E. [JLAB; Williams, J. S. [JLAB; Eozénou, F. [CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette; Jin, S. [PKU/IHIP, Beijing; Lin, L. [PKU/IHIP, Beijing; Lu, X.Y. [PKU/IHIP, Beijing; Mammosser, John D. [JLAB; Wang, E. [BNL

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Buffered electropolishing (BEP) is a Nb surface treatment technique developed at Jefferson Lab1. Experimental results obtained from flat Nb samples show2-4 that BEP can produce a surface finish much smoother than that produced by the conventional electropolishing (EP), while Nb removal rate can be as high as 4.67 ?m/min. This new technique has been applied to the treatments of Nb SRF single cell cavity employing a vertical polishing system5 constructed at JLab as well as a horizontal polishing system at CEA Saclay. Preliminary results show that the accelerating gradient can reach 32 MV/m for a large grain cavity and 26.7 MV/m for a regular grain cavity. In this presentation, the latest progresses from the international collaboration between Peking University, CEA Saclay, and JLab on BEP will be summarized.

  12. Operational experience with CW high gradient and high QL cryomodules

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    Hovater, J. Curt [JLAB; Allison, Trent L. [JLAB; Bachimanchi, Ramakrishna [JLAB; Daly, Edward F. [JLAB; Drury, Michael A. [JLAB; Lahti, George E. [JLAB; Mounts, Clyde I. [JLAB; Nelson, Richard M. [JLAB; Plawski, Tomasz E. [JLAB

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) energy upgrade from 6 GeV to 12 GeV includes the installation of ten new 100 MV cryomodules (80 cavities). The superconducting RF cavities are designed to operate CW at an accelerating gradient of 19.3 MV/m with a QL of 3×107. The RF system employs single cavity control using new digital LLRF controls and 13 kW klystrons. Recently, all of the new cryomodules and associated RF hardware and software have been commissioned and operated in the CEBAF accelerator. Electrons at linac currents up to 10 ?A have been successfully accelerated and used for nuclear physics experiments. This paper reports on the commissioning and operation of the cryomodules and RF system.

  13. Switching surface polarization of atomic force microscopy probe utilizing photoisomerization of photochromic molecules

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    Aburaya, Yoshihiro; Nomura, Hikaru; Kageshima, Masami; Naitoh, Yoshitaka; Li, Yan Jun; Sugawara, Yasuhiro [Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An attempt to develop an atomic force microscopy (AFM) probe with optically switchable polarization is described. Modification with a single molecular layer of photochromic molecules was attempted onto a Si substrate that is a prototype for a probe surface. Polarization switching caused by alternate irradiation of UV and visible lights were detected using the electrostatic force?>spectroscopy (EFS) technique. Si substrates modified with spiropyran and azobenzene exhibited reversible polarization switching that caused changes in CPD of about 100 and 50 mV, respectively. Modification with spiropyran was also attempted onto a Si probe and resulted in a CPD change of about 100 mV. It was confirmed that modification of an AFM probe or substrate with a single molecular layer of photochromic molecules can generate surface polarization switching of a mechanically detectable level.

  14. Recent developments in electropolishing and tumbling R&D at Fermilab

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    Cooper, C.; Brandt, J.; Cooley, L.; Ge, M.; Harms, E.; Khabiboulline, T.; Ozelis, J.; /Fermilab; Boffo, C.; /Babcock Noell, Wuerzburg

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fermi National Accelerator Lab (Fermilab) is continuing to improve its infrastructure for research and development on the processing of superconducting radio frequency cavities. A single cell 3.9 GHz electropolishing tool built at Fermilab and operated at an industrial partner was recently commissioned. The EP tool was used to produce a single cell 3.9 GHz cavity that reached an accelerating gradient of 30 MV/m with a quality factor of 5 x 10{sup 9}. A single cell 1.3 GHz cavity was also electropolished at the same industrial vendor using the vendor's vertical full-immersion technique. On their first and only attempt the vendor produced a single cell 1.3 GHz cavity that reached 30 MV/m with a quality factor of 1 x 10{sup 10}. These results will be detailed along with preliminary tumbling results.

  15. Development of a Proteoliposome Model to Probe Transmembrane Electron-Transfer Reactions

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    White, Gaye F.; Shi, Zhi; Shi, Liang; Dohnalkova, Alice; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Zachara, John M.; Butt, Julea N.; Richardson, David J.; Clarke, Thomas

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mineral respiring bacterium Shewanella oneidensis uses a protein complex, MtrCAB, composed of two decaheme cytochromes brought together inside a transmembrane porin to transport electrons across the outer membrane to a variety of mineral-based electron acceptors. A proteoliposome system has been developed that contains methyl viologen (MV) as an internalised electron acceptor and valinomycin (V) as a membrane associated cation exchanger. These proteoliposomes can be used as a model system to investigate MtrCAB function.

  16. Last update: 11/5/2003 September 2003 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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    Wechsler, Risa H.

    Collide Collide Collide Collide Maget pwr supply Coupling Coupling HER RF 7 sta. SLTR compressor BIC-netwk hangs Ring Char. LER knobs 13.4 MV 12-5 problems LER knobs Lcorr=1.10 10% HER bbeat fix Lp 6.05 Lint 205 HER RF 4-1 RF recovery Ring Char. BaBar solenoid BIC problems HER RF Ice Wagon Lcorr=1.07 HER TFB Lp

  17. both T1 and T2 transgenic plants (Fig. 4C). The amount of NPTII protein was not af-

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    Losos, Jonathan B.

    promoter in the T3 construct suggests that viral transcription could potentially be down-regulated in those. Plant Physiol. Plant Mol. Biol. 47, 23 (1996); C. B. Taylor, Plant Cell 9, 1245 (1997). 6. S. N. Covey true leaf) with 1 g of CaMV virions (isolate Cabb B-JI) in 10 l of 10 mM sodium phosphate buffer (pH 7

  18. Page 1 4/17/2012 Physics 111 Common Exam 3 Formulas

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    Janow, Rich

    = 0 and torques = 0, If net force on a system is zero, then the net torque is the same for any chosen = Frsin() = r x F net = = Fnet = F = m a Energy: W = net Wtot = Kf - Ki K = Krot + Kcm Kcm=1/2 mvcm 2 = P cm = P, s = r, acm = r Angular momentum: l = r x p p = mv L = li net = dL/dt L = I Lpoint mass

  19. Spectroscopic metallicities for Fornax UCDs, GCs and dE,Ns

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    S. Mieske; M. Hilker; L. Infante; A. Jordan

    2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Various formation channels for the puzzling ultra-compact dwarf galaxies (UCDs) have been proposed in the last few years. To better judge on some of the competing scenarios, we present spectroscopic [Fe/H] estimates for a sample of 26 compact objects in the central region of the Fornax cluster, covering the magnitude range of UCDs and bright globular clusters. We find a break in the metallicity distribution of compact objects at M_V ~ -11 mag (~3*10^6 M_sun): for M_V-11 mag. This metallicity break is accompanied by a change in the size-luminosity relation for compact objects, as deduced from HST-imaging: for M_V-11 mag, r_h is almost luminosity-independent. We therefore assume a limiting absolute magnitude of M_V=-11 mag between UCDs and globular clusters. The mean metallicity of five Fornax dE,N nuclei included in our study is about 0.8 dex lower than that of the UCDs, at 4.5 sigma significance. Because of this large metallicity discrepancy we disfavor the hypothesis that most of the Fornax UCDs are the remnant nuclei of tidally stripped dE,Ns. Our metallicity estimates for UCDs are closer to but slightly below those derived for young massive clusters (YMCs) of comparable masses. We therefore favor a scenario where most UCDs in Fornax are successors of merged YMCs produced in the course of violent galaxy-galaxy mergers. It is noted that in contrast to that, the properties of Virgo UCDs are more consistent with the stripping scenario, suggesting that different UCD formation channels may dominate in either cluster.

  20. Two Channel Dielectric-Lined Rectangular High Transformer Ratio Accelerator Structure Experiment

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    Shchelkunov, S. V.; LaPointe, M. A. [Beam Physics Laboratory, Yale University, 272 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Hirshfield, J. L. [Beam Physics Laboratory, Yale University, 272 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Omega-P, Inc., 258 Bradley St., New Haven, CT 06510 (United States); Marshall, T. C. [Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Omega-P, Inc., 258 Bradley St., New Haven, CT 06510 (United States); Sotnikov, G. [NSC Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, Kharkov (Ukraine); Omega-P, Inc., 258 Bradley St., New Haven, CT 06510 (United States); Gai, Wei; Conde, M.; Power, J.; Mihalcea, D. [Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

    2010-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Current status of a two-channel cm-scale rectangular dielectric lined wakefield accelerator structure is described. This structure is installed at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator facility (AWA), and is presently being evaluated. The device has a transformer ratio of {approx}12.5:1. When driven by a {approx}50 nC single drive bunch it is expected to obtain {approx}6 MV/m acceleration gradient. Related issues are discussed.

  1. Measurement of changes in linear accelerator photon energy through flatness variation using an ion chamber array

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    Gao Song; Balter, Peter A. [Department of Radiation Physics, Unit 94, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Rose, Mark; Simon, William E. [Sun Nuclear Corporation, 425-A Pineda Court, Melbourne, Florida 32940 (United States)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To compare the use of flatness versus percent depth dose (PDD) for determining changes in photon beam energy for a megavoltage linear accelerator. Methods: Energy changes were accomplished by adjusting the bending magnet current by up to {+-}15% in 5% increments away from the value used clinically. Two metrics for flatness, relative flatness in the central 80% of the field (Flat) and average maximum dose along the diagonals normalized by central axis dose (F{sub DN}), were measured using a commercially available planner ionization chamber array. PDD was measured in water at depths of 5 and 10 cm in 3 Multiplication-Sign 3 cm{sup 2} and 10 Multiplication-Sign 10 cm{sup 2} fields using a cylindrical chamber. Results: PDD was more sensitive to changes in energy when the beam energy was increased than when it was decreased. For the 18-MV beam in particular, PDD was not sensitive to energy reductions below the nominal energy. The value of Flat was found to be more sensitive to decreases in energy than to increases, with little sensitivity to energy increases above the nominal energy for 18-MV beams. F{sub DN} was the only metric that was found to be sensitive to both increases and reductions of energy for both the 6- and 18-MV beams. Conclusions: Flatness based metrics were found to be more sensitive to energy changes than PDD, In particular, F{sub DN} was found to be the most sensitive metric to energy changes for photon beams of 6 and 18 MV. The ionization chamber array allows this metric to be conveniently measured as part of routine accelerator quality assurance.

  2. Intermediate Range Order and Transport Processes

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    Harting, Jens

    Simulation Study February 7, 2005 Patrick Pfleiderer ICP, University of Stuttgart in Collaboration: 2 2 21 ),...,,( dt d mV i iNii r rrrF =-= t m ttt ttt t m t ttttt i ii ii i i iii 2 )()( )()( 2-range and responsible for covalent character · obtained from ab initio calculations · time step: 1.6fs 6 2 r C eA r eqq

  3. Formulas/Constants: Physics/Oceanography 4500/5500 A Atmospheric Physics In addition to these formulas, there are many thermodynamic concepts and interrelationships between

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    Folkins, Ian

    at the lifting condensation level: TLCL = 9.8Tdo - 1.8To 8 Entropy S = S0 + CV ln( TV -1 T0V -1 0 ) where T0 weight of each consituent. R = 8.314 J mol-1 K-1 is the universal gas constant. p = RdTv (for moist air where Tv is the virtual temperature) Rv = 461.5 J/(kg K) (ideal gas constant for water vapor) = Mv

  4. Universit de Paris 5 Ren Descartes UFR de Mathmatiques et Informatique

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    Cabanal-Duvillard, Thierry

    explicitement ~ " t en fonction de (X 1 ; : : : ; X t ) pour tout t #21; 1. (c) Déterminer l'estimateur ^ 'mco'estimateur ^ ' mcc des moindres carrés conditionnels de '. Comparer ^ 'mco et ^ ' mcc . (e) On suppose ici le bruit vraisemblance de '. Montrer que j ^ 'mco ^ 'mv j #20; 1 q P N 1 t=2 X 2 t : #12; Que peut-on en conclure ? 2. En

  5. Results of Cavity Series Fabrication at Jefferson Laboratory for the Cryomodule “R100”

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    F. Marhauser, W.A. Clemens, M.A. Drury, D. Forehand, J. Henry, S. Manning, R.B. Overton, R.S. Williams

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A series production of eight superconducting RF cavities for the cryomodule R100 was conducted at JLab in 2010. The cavities underwent chemical post-processing prior to vertical high power testing and routinely exceeded the envisaged performance specifications. After cryomodule assembly, cavities were successfully high power acceptance tested. In this paper, we present the achievements paving the way for the first demonstration of 100 MV (and beyond) in a single cryomodule to be operated at CEBAF.

  6. The influence of surface interactions on the reversibility of ferri/ferrocyanide at boron-doped diamond thin-film electrodes

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    Granger, M.C.; Swain, G.M.

    1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrochemistry of four redox analytes [Fe(CN){sub 6}{sup {minus}3/{minus}4}, Ru(NH{sub 3}){sub 6}{sup +2/+3}, IrCl{sub 6}{sup {minus}2/{minus}3}, and methyl viologen, MV{sup +2/+/0}] was investigated at polycrystalline, boron-doped diamond thin-film electrodes before and after anodic polarization and hydrogen plasma treatment. The as-deposited diamond surface is predominantly hydrogen treatment, and quasi-reversible cyclic voltammograms ({Delta}E{sub p} of 60--80 mV) were observed for all of these couples at 0.1 V/s. After anodic polarization in H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, the surface atomic O/C ratio, as determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, increased from 0.02 to ca. 0.20. Concomitant with the increase in surface oxygen, the {Delta}E{sub p} for Fe(CN){sub 6}{sup {minus}3/{minus}4} increased to over 200 mV, while the {Delta}E{sub p} values for the other redox systems remained relatively unchanged. After acid washing and rehydrogenating the surface in hydrogen plasma (i.e., atomic hydrogen), the {Delta}E{sub p} for Fe(CN){sub 6}{sup {minus}3/{minus}4} returned to ca. 80 mV, while the {Delta}E{sub p} values for the other three redox analytes remained close to the original values. The results demonstrate the electron transfer for ferri/ferrocyanide is very sensitive to the presence of surface carbon-oxygen functionalities and that the electron transfer involves a site associated with the hydrogen-terminated surface. The results also unequivocally rule out the influence of adventitious nondiamond phases as the sole sites for the electron transfer.

  7. SU-E-T-44: Angular Dependence of Surface Dose Enhancement Measured On Several Inhomogeneities Using Radiochromic EBT3 Films

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    Jansen, A; Schoenfeld, A; Poppinga, D; Chofor, N; Poppe, B [University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg (Germany); Pius Hospital Oldenburg, Oldenburg (Germany)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The quantification of the relative surface dose enhancement in dependence on the angle of incidence and the atomic number Z of the surface material. Methods: Experiments were performed with slabs made of aluminum, titanium, copper, silver, dental gold and lead. The metal slabs with equal sizes of 1.0×8.0×8.8mm{sup 3} were embedded in an Octavius 4D phantom (PTW Freiburg, Germany). Radiochromic EBT3 films were used to measure the surface dose for angles of incidence ranging from 0° to 90°. The setup with the metals slabs at the isocenter was irradiated with acceleration voltages of 6MV and 10MV. Water reference measurements were taken under equal conditions. Results: The surface dose enhancement is highest for angles of incidence below 30° and drops significantly for higher. The surface dose enhancement produced by lead and dental gold at 6MV showed a peak of 65%. At 90°, the surface dose enhancement dropped to 15% for both materials. The surface dose enhancements for silver, copper, titanium and aluminum were 45%, 32%, 22% and 12% at 0°, respectively. At an angle of incidence of 80°, the values dropped to 22%, 18%, 12% und 6%. The values for 10MV were very similar. Lead and dental gold showed peaks of 65% und 60%. Their values dropped to 18% at an angle of 90°. The surface dose enhancements for silver, copper, titanium and aluminum were 45%, 30%, 20% and 8% at 0°. At 80° the values dropped to 30%, 20%, 12% and 5%. A dependence of the magnitude of the surface dose enhancement on the atomic number of the surface material can be seen, which is in consistence with literature. Conclusion: The results show that the surface dose enhancements near implant materials with high Z-values should be taken into consideration in radio therapy, even when the angle of incidence is flat.

  8. Polymer functionalized piezoelectric-FET as humidity/chemical nanosensors Chang Shi Lao, Qin Kuang, and Zhong L. Wanga ,b

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    in water at pH value of 7.5 is -21 mV, which means that the surface of ZnO NB was negatively charged Fig. 1 on piezoelectric field effect transistor PE-FET is demonstrated. The working principle of the PE-FET relies and harvesting energy from the environment for self-powered nanosystems.10 PE-FET and diodes12 that operate based

  9. Peltier heats in cryolite melts with alumina

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    Flem, B.E.; Ratkje, S.K.; Sterten, A. [Univ. of Trondheim (Norway)

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Seebeck coefficient was measured for cells with electrolytes of molten mixtures of sodium fluoride and aluminum fluoride saturated with alumina. The electrodes were either a pair of oxygen electrodes or a pair of aluminum electrodes. For the molar ratio NaF/AlF{sub 3} equal to 1.8, 1.2 and 1.0, the authors obtained the Seebeck coefficients {minus}1.80 mV K{sup {minus}1} at 971 C, {minus}1.63 mV K{sup {minus}1} at 813.6 C and {minus}0.583 mV K{sup {minus}1} at 758 C, respectively, for the oxygen electrodes. For the aluminum electrodes, the authors obtained the Seebeck coefficient {minus}1.23 mV K{sup {minus}1} at 962 C, for the molar ratio NaF/AlF{sub 3} equal to 1.8. The results suggest that there is a substantial reversible heat consumption at the anode during aluminum electrolysis and a large reversible heat production at the cathode. The highest temperature in the Hall-Heroult cell is then closer to the cathode than the anode. The transported entropies of Al{sup 3+} and O{sup 2{minus}} were calculated to be 77 J mol{sup {minus}1} K{sup {minus}1} and 10 J mol{sup {minus}1} K{sup {minus}1}, respectively, when the molar ratio NaF/AlF{sub 3} was equal to 1.0.

  10. LIDAR nleasurenlents of \\vind turbine wake Ineanderi ng J)l'j',lillllL'nl ul \\kcl1~lI1i('al Engineering. Fluid \\kchanic~. \\ills Koppcls /l.ik. DTU-I)uildll1,lC ..jil3.ll'llJ:1il':i1

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    W wind turbine [1]. The wake dynamics was resol\\cd using a LIDAR based wind speed scanning system. RecentLIDAR nleasurenlents of \\vind turbine wake Ineanderi ng J)l'j',lillllL'nl ul \\kcl1~lI1i of identifying the wake characteristics associated \\\\ith a Ltrge KUt1l/2M\\V wino turbine. The turbine in question

  11. A 900MHz RF Energy Harvesting Module TARIS Thierry, VIGNERAS Valrie

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Abstract --This paper presents a guideline to design and optimize a RF energy harvester operating in ISM-the-shelf devices. The topology of the impedance transformation block is selected to reduce the losses which sensitivity of -22.5 dBm for a dc output voltage of 200 mV up to -11 dBm for 1.08 V. A wireless power

  12. X-Band Photonic Band-Gap Accelerator Structure Breakdown Experiment

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    Marsh, Roark A.; /MIT /MIT /NIFS, Gifu /JAERI, Kyoto /LLNL, Livermore; Shapiro, Michael A.; Temkin, Richard J.; /MIT; Dolgashev, Valery A.; Laurent, Lisa L.; Lewandowski, James R.; Yeremian, A.Dian; Tantawi, Sami G.; /SLAC

    2012-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to understand the performance of photonic band-gap (PBG) structures under realistic high gradient, high power, high repetition rate operation, a PBG accelerator structure was designed and tested at X band (11.424 GHz). The structure consisted of a single test cell with matching cells before and after the structure. The design followed principles previously established in testing a series of conventional pillbox structures. The PBG structure was tested at an accelerating gradient of 65 MV/m yielding a breakdown rate of two breakdowns per hour at 60 Hz. An accelerating gradient above 110 MV/m was demonstrated at a higher breakdown rate. Significant pulsed heating occurred on the surface of the inner rods of the PBG structure, with a temperature rise of 85 K estimated when operating in 100 ns pulses at a gradient of 100 MV/m and a surface magnetic field of 890 kA/m. A temperature rise of up to 250 K was estimated for some shots. The iris surfaces, the location of peak electric field, surprisingly had no damage, but the inner rods, the location of the peak magnetic fields and a large temperature rise, had significant damage. Breakdown in accelerator structures is generally understood in terms of electric field effects. These PBG structure results highlight the unexpected role of magnetic fields in breakdown. The hypothesis is presented that the moderate level electric field on the inner rods, about 14 MV/m, is enhanced at small tips and projections caused by pulsed heating, leading to breakdown. Future PBG structures should be built to minimize pulsed surface heating and temperature rise.

  13. Generation of a permanent linear electro-optic effect in an optical fiber by poling

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    Hu, Xiaochao

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was carried out. The maximum poling efficiency has been achieved at the applied poling temperature well be- low the fiber melting point. The linear electro- optic coefficient was measured to be 6X10 M/V at room temperature after application of an electric... Before Poling. . . . Fig. 9 Linear-Optic Coefficient vs Poling Temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Fig. 10 Linear-Optic Coefficient vs Poling Field. . . . . INTRODUCTION Fast switches and modulators are key elements in fiber optical signal...

  14. ENERGIA E`OLICA La font d'energia amb el creixement mes gran

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    Batiste, Oriol

    .lada: 48.000 MW Web World Wind energy Association http://www.wwindea.org Web Associaci´o danesa de la ind = 1 2 mv2 Pot`encia P = dEk dt = 1 2 dm dt v2 dm dt = Sv P = 1 2 Sv3 #12;RECURSOS EOLICS 1-2% de l L'ENERGIA E`OLICA #12;MERCAT PER FABRICANTS #12;PARCS E`OLICS MARINS #12;

  15. Determination of peripheral underdosage at the lung-tumor interface using Monte Carlo radiation transport calculations

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    Taylor, Michael, E-mail: michael.taylor@rmit.edu.au [School of Applied Sciences, College of Science, Engineering and Health, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); Dunn, Leon; Kron, Tomas; Height, Felicity; Franich, Rick [School of Applied Sciences, College of Science, Engineering and Health, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Prediction of dose distributions in close proximity to interfaces is difficult. In the context of radiotherapy of lung tumors, this may affect the minimum dose received by lesions and is particularly important when prescribing dose to covering isodoses. The objective of this work is to quantify underdosage in key regions around a hypothetical target using Monte Carlo dose calculation methods, and to develop a factor for clinical estimation of such underdosage. A systematic set of calculations are undertaken using 2 Monte Carlo radiation transport codes (EGSnrc and GEANT4). Discrepancies in dose are determined for a number of parameters, including beam energy, tumor size, field size, and distance from chest wall. Calculations were performed for 1-mm{sup 3} regions at proximal, distal, and lateral aspects of a spherical tumor, determined for a 6-MV and a 15-MV photon beam. The simulations indicate regions of tumor underdose at the tumor-lung interface. Results are presented as ratios of the dose at key peripheral regions to the dose at the center of the tumor, a point at which the treatment planning system (TPS) predicts the dose more reliably. Comparison with TPS data (pencil-beam convolution) indicates such underdosage would not have been predicted accurately in the clinic. We define a dose reduction factor (DRF) as the average of the dose in the periphery in the 6 cardinal directions divided by the central dose in the target, the mean of which is 0.97 and 0.95 for a 6-MV and 15-MV beam, respectively. The DRF can assist clinicians in the estimation of the magnitude of potential discrepancies between prescribed and delivered dose distributions as a function of tumor size and location. Calculation for a systematic set of 'generic' tumors allows application to many classes of patient case, and is particularly useful for interpreting clinical trial data.

  16. New BPM installed in BC2 Jan Hauschildt

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    New BPM installed in BC2 Compact! Thanks to: Jan Hauschildt Dirk Noelle Silke Vilcins Holger 30 40 time (ns) Volts chicane BPM scope traces for 12-16 MV/m gradient Scope in tunnel ~ 150 um resolution => 5*10-4 resolution #12;-20 -15 -10 -5 0 0.9 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 BPM slope phase (deg

  17. On-chip Sensing and Actuation Methods for Integrated Self-healing mm-Wave CMOS Power Amplifier

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    Hajimiri, Ali

    GHz. The RF power sensors are designed to measure true input and output power in the presence of load and healing of a mm-Wave power amplifier. We demonstrate low insertion loss (0.4dB) RF sensors which measure true input and output power in presence of load variations and very low- headroom (10-30mV) DC sensors

  18. CSc-165 Spring 2014 Week 2 (d) 3D / Objects / Cameras

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    Gordon, Scott

    ) public class ForwardAction extends AbstractInputAction { private ICamera camera; private SetSpeedAction by the above Action class (imports go here) public class SetSpeedAction extends AbstractInputAction { private.getFirstGamepadName(); SetSpeedAction setSpeed = new SetSpeedAction(); ForwardAction mvForward = new ForwardAction

  19. Conduction-Band-Offset Rule Governing J-V Distortion in CdS/CI(G)S Solar Cells

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    Sites, James R.

    Conduction-Band-Offset Rule Governing J-V Distortion in CdS/CI(G)S Solar Cells A. Kanevce, MV at the n/p interface of a solar cell can lead to significant distortion of the current-voltage (J-V) curve-layer [TCO/CdS/CI(G)S] approximation for the solar cell. The parameters that influence the barrier height

  20. Strategies and Project Delivery Methods for Captial Improvement Projects

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    White, D.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Access to Capital FUNDING/FINANCING OPTION PUBLIC AGENCY PRIVATE COMPANY Utility Rebates X X Incentives X X Tax Exempt Bonds X Not for Profit only KOs X LoanSTAR X Tax Exempt Lease X Commercial Loans X X Shared Savings... of selected improvement measures • Establish energy baseline • Pursue grants and rebates, secure financing • Complete construction schedule • Determine commissioning and M&V plan • Select and manage subcontractors • Secure permits • Procure...

  1. Garg, Sarpong, and Stoltz: Dragmacidin D Synthesis 1 Supplemental materials for

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    Stoltz, Brian M.

    a Rainin C18, Microsorb MV, 5mm, 300 x 4.6 mm reversed-phased column in 0.1% (wt/v) TFA with acetonitrile as eluent and a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min, gradient elution of 1.25% acetonitrile/min. Preparatory reversed with a guard, 0.1% (wt/v) TFA with acetonitrile as eluent, and gradient elution of 0.50% acetonitrile

  2. Carbon Nanotube DNA Sensor and Sensing Mechanism

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    nanotube (SWNT) DNA sensors and the sensing mechanism. The simple and generic protocol for label for direct label-free detection of DNA hybridization in a biocompatible buffer solution. We also carried out is a field effect device, which has a typical on-current of 3-6 µA at 10 mV source- drain bias and an on-off

  3. Possibilities for Measurement and Compensation of Stray DC Electric Fields Acting on Drag-Free Test Masses

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    W. J. Weber; L. Carbone; A. Cavalleri; R. Dolesi; C. D. Hoyle; M. Hueller; S. Vitale

    2003-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    DC electric fields can combine with test mass charging and thermal dielectric voltage noise to create significant force noise acting on the drag-free test masses in the LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) gravitational wave mission. This paper proposes a simple technique to measure and compensate average stray DC potentials at the mV level, yielding substantial reduction in this source of force noise. We discuss the attainable resolution for both flight and ground based experiments.

  4. Oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes to unsaturated hydrocarbons

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    Kung, H.H.; Chaar, M.A.

    1988-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes to unsaturated hydrocarbons is carried out over metal vanadate catalysts under oxidizing conditions. The vanadate catalysts are represented by the formulas M[sub 3](VO[sub 4])[sub 2] and MV[sub 2]O[sub 6], M representing Mg, Zn, Ca, Pb, or Cd. The reaction is carried out in the presence of oxygen, but the formation of oxygenate by-products is suppressed.

  5. Coaxial Coupling Scheme for TESLA/ILC-type Cavities

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    J.K. Sekutowicz, P. Kneisel

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports about our efforts to develop a flangeable coaxial coupler for both HOM and fundamental coupling for 9-cell TESLA/ILC-type cavities. The cavities were designed in early 90‘s for pulsed operation with a low duty factor, less than 1 %. The proposed design of the coupler has been done in a way, that the magnetic flux B at the flange connection is minimized and only a field of <5 mT would be present at the accelerating field Eacc of ~ 36 MV/m (B =150 mT in the cavity). Even though we achieved reasonably high Q-values at low field, the cavity/coupler combination was limited in the cw mode to only ~ 7 MV/m, where a thermally initiated degradation occurred. We have improved the cooling conditions by initially drilling radial channels every 30 degrees, then every 15 degrees into the shorting plate. The modified prototype performed well up to 9 MV/m in cw mode. This paper reports about our experiences with the further modified coaxial coupler and about test results in cw and low duty cycle pulsed mode, similar to the TESLA/ILC operation conditions.

  6. Evaluation of the clinical usefulness of modulated Arc treatment

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    Lee, Young Kyu; Kim, Yeon Sil; Choi, Byung Ock; Nam, Sang Hee; Park, Hyeong Wook; Kim, Shin Wook; Shin, Hun Joo; Lee, Jae Choon; Kim, Ji Na; Park, Sung Kwang; Kim, Jin Young; Kang, Young-Nam

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical usefulness of modulated arc (mARC) treatment techniques. The mARC treatment plans of the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients were performed in order to verify the clinical usefulness of mARC. A pre study was conducted to find the most competent plan condition of mARC treatment and the usefulness of mARC treatment plan was evaluated by comparing it with the other Arc treatment plans such as Tomotherapy and RapidArc. In the case of mARC, the optimal condition for the mARC plan was determined by comparing the dosimetric performance of the mARC plans with the use of various parameters. The various parameters includes the photon energies (6 MV, 10 MV), optimization point angle (6{\\deg}-10{\\deg} intervals), and total segment number (36-59 segment). The best dosimetric performance of mARC was observed at 10 MV photon energy and the point angle 6 degree, and 59 segments. The each treatment plans of three different techniques were compared with the followin...

  7. Low Wind Speed Turbine Project Phase II: The Application of Medium-Voltage Electrical Apparatus to the Class of Variable Speed Multi-Megawatt Low Wind Speed Turbines; 15 June 2004--30 April 2005

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    Erdman, W.; Behnke, M.

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kilowatt ratings of modern wind turbines have progressed rapidly from 50 kW to 1,800 kW over the past 25 years, with 3.0- to 7.5-MW turbines expected in the next 5 years. The premise of this study is simple: The rapid growth of wind turbine power ratings and the corresponding growth in turbine electrical generation systems and associated controls are quickly making low-voltage (LV) electrical design approaches cost-ineffective. This report provides design detail and compares the cost of energy (COE) between commercial LV-class wind power machines and emerging medium-voltage (MV)-class multi-megawatt wind technology. The key finding is that a 2.5% reduction in the COE can be achieved by moving from LV to MV systems. This is a conservative estimate, with a 3% to 3.5% reduction believed to be attainable once purchase orders to support a 250-turbine/year production level are placed. This evaluation considers capital costs as well as installation, maintenance, and training requirements for wind turbine maintenance personnel. Subsystems investigated include the generator, pendant cables, variable-speed converter, and padmount transformer with switchgear. Both current-source and voltage-source converter/inverter MV topologies are compared against their low-voltage, voltage-source counterparts at the 3.0-, 5.0-, and 7.5-MW levels.

  8. Success of the Melton Valley Watershed Remediation at the ORNL - 12351

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    Adler, David; Wilkerson, Laura [DOE, Oak Ridge Operations (United States); Sims, Lynn; Ketelle, Richard; Garland, Sid [Oak Ridge/Restoration Service, Inc. - UCOR/RSI (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The source remediation of the Melton Valley (MV) Watershed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory was completed 5 years ago (September 2006). Historic operations at the laboratory had resulted in chemical and radionuclide contaminant releases and potential risks or hazards within 175 contaminated units scattered across an area of 430 hectares (1062 acres) within the watershed. Contaminated areas included burial grounds, landfills, underground tanks, surface impoundments, liquid disposal pit/trenches, hydrofracture wells, leak and spill spites, inactive surface structures, and contaminated soil and sediments. The remediation of the watershed was detailed in the MV Interim Action Record of Decision (ROD) and included a combination of actions encompassing containment, isolation, stabilization, removal, and treatment of sources within the watershed and established the monitoring and land use controls that would result in protection of human health. The actions would take place over 5 years with an expenditure of over $340 M. The MV remedial actions left hazardous wastes in-place (e.g., buried wastes beneath hydraulic isolation caps) and cleanup at levels that do not allow for unrestricted access and unlimited exposure. The cleanup with the resultant land use would result in a comprehensive monitoring plan for groundwater, surface water, and biological media, as well as the tracking of the land use controls to assure their completion. This paper includes an overview of select performance measures and monitoring results, as detailed in the annual Remediation Effectiveness Report and the Five-Year Report. (authors)

  9. Performance of First C100 Cryomodules for the CEBAF 12 GeV Upgrade Project

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    Drury, Michael A.; Burrill, Andrew B.; Davis, G. Kirk; Hogan, John P.; King, Lawrence; Marhauser, Frank; Park, HyeKyoung; Preble, Joseph; Reece, Charles E.; Reilly, Anthony V.; Rimmer, Robert A.; Wang, Haipeng; Wiseman, Mark A.

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is currently engaged in the 12 GeV Upgrade Project. The goal of the project is a doubling of the available beam energy of CEBAF from 6 GeV to 12 GeV. This increase in beam energy will be due primarily to the construction and installation of ten "C100" cryomodules in the CEBAF linacs. The C100 cryomodules are designed to deliver an average 108 MV each from a string of eight seven-cell, electropolished superconducting RF cavities operating at an average accelerating gradient of 19.2 MV/m. The new cryomodules fit in the same available linac space as the original CEBAF 20 MV cryomodules. Cryomodule production started in September 2010. Initial acceptance testing started in June 2011. The first two C100 cryomodules were installed and tested from August 2011 through October 2011, and successfully operated during the last period of the CEBAF 6 GeV era, which ended in May 2012. This paper will present the results of acceptance testing and commissioning of the C100 style cryomodules to date.

  10. Chlorophyll a sensitized redox processes in microemulsion systems

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    Kiwi, J.; Gratzel, M.

    1980-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A chlorophyll-containing microemulsion was prepared on 80% water w/w and sodium hexadecyl sulfate, hexadecane, 1-pentanol, and chlorophyll a. The droplet radius as determined by autocorrelated Rayleigh scattering is 130 angstroms. Using a pulsed ruby laser the chl-a triplet spectrum was measured. It peaks at approximately 465 nm and shows minima due to ground-state bleaching at 430 and 420 nm. Chl-a reduces methyl viologen (MV/sup 2 +/) with a specific rate of 4 x 10/sup 8/ M/sup -1/ sec./sup -1/. At 5 x 10/sup -3/ M MV/sup 2 +/ concentration the efficiency of this process is unity. The cation radical Chl-a/sup +/ reacts with both ascorbate and NADh. In the latter case Chl-a can sensitize irreversible electron transfer from NADh to MV/sup 2 +/. If this system is coupled with a suitable hydrogenation catalyst, hydrogen evolution from water is observed. 34 references.

  11. Guide for licensing evaluations using CRAC2: A computer program for calculating reactor accident consequences

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    White, J.E.; Roussin, R.W.; Gilpin, H.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A version of the CRAC2 computer code applicable for use in analyses of consequences and risks of reactor accidents in case work for environmental statements has been implemented for use on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Data General MV/8000 computer system. Input preparation is facilitated through the use of an interactive computer program which operates on an IBM personal computer. The resulting CRAC2 input deck is transmitted to the MV/8000 by using an error-free file transfer mechanism. To facilitate the use of CRAC2 at NRC, relevant background material on input requirements and model descriptions has been extracted from four reports - ''Calculations of Reactor Accident Consequences,'' Version 2, NUREG/CR-2326 (SAND81-1994) and ''CRAC2 Model Descriptions,'' NUREG/CR-2552 (SAND82-0342), ''CRAC Calculations for Accident Sections of Environmental Statements, '' NUREG/CR-2901 (SAND82-1693), and ''Sensitivity and Uncertainty Studies of the CRAC2 Computer Code,'' NUREG/CR-4038 (ORNL-6114). When this background information is combined with instructions on the input processor, this report provides a self-contained guide for preparing CRAC2 input data with a specific orientation toward applications on the MV/8000. 8 refs., 11 figs., 10 tabs.

  12. SU-E-T-120: Dosimetric Characteristics Study of NanoDotâ,,¢ for In-Vivo Dosimetry

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    Hussain, A; Wasaye, A; Gohar, R; Rehman, L [Department of Oncology, Aga Khan Univesity Hospital (AKUH), Karachi (Pakistan); Hussein, S [Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The purpose of the study was to analyze the dosimetric characteristics (energy dependence, reproducibility and dose linearity) of nanoDot™ optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) and validate their potential use during in-vivo dosimetry, specifically TBI. The manufacturer stated accuracy is ±10% for standard nanoDot™. Methods: At AKUH, the InLight microStar OSL dosimetry system for patient in-vivo dosimetry is in use since 2012. Twenty-five standard nanoDot™ were used in the analysis. Sensitivity and reproducibility was tested in the first part with 6MV and 18 MV Varian x-ray beams. Each OSLD was irradiated to 100cGy dose at nominal SSD (100 cm). All the OSLDs were read 3 times for average reading. Dose linearity and calibration were also performed with same beams in common clinical dose range of 0 - 500 cGy. In addition, verification of TBI absolute dose at extended SSD (500cm) was also performed. Results: The reproducibility observed with the OSLD was better than the manufacturer stated limits. Measured doses vary less than ±2% in 19(76%) OSLDs, whereas less than ±3% in 6(24%) OSLDs. Their sensitivity was approximately 525 counts per cGy. Better agreement was observed between measurements, with a standard deviation of 1.8%. A linear dose response was observed with OSLDs for both 6 and 18MV beams in 0 - 500 cGy dose range. TBI measured doses at 500 cm SSD were also confirmed to be within ±0.5% and ±1.3% of the ion chamber measured doses for 6 and 18MV beams respectively. Conclusion: The dosimetric results demonstrate that nanoDot™ can be potentially used for in-vivo dosimetry verification in various clinical situations, with a high degree of accuracy and precision. In addition OSLDs exhibit better dose reproducibility with standard deviation of 1.8%. There was no significant difference in their response to 6 and 18MV beams. The dose response was also linear.

  13. Establishing a standard calibration methodology for MOSFET detectors in computed tomography dosimetry

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    Brady, S. L.; Kaufman, R. A. [Department of Radiological Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 (United States)

    2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The use of metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) detectors for patient dosimetry has increased by {approx}25% since 2005. Despite this increase, no standard calibration methodology has been identified nor calibration uncertainty quantified for the use of MOSFET dosimetry in CT. This work compares three MOSFET calibration methodologies proposed in the literature, and additionally investigates questions relating to optimal time for signal equilibration and exposure levels for maximum calibration precision. Methods: The calibration methodologies tested were (1) free in-air (FIA) with radiographic x-ray tube, (2) FIA with stationary CT x-ray tube, and (3) within scatter phantom with rotational CT x-ray tube. Each calibration was performed at absorbed dose levels of 10, 23, and 35 mGy. Times of 0 min or 5 min were investigated for signal equilibration before or after signal read out. Results: Calibration precision was measured to be better than 5%-7%, 3%-5%, and 2%-4% for the 10, 23, and 35 mGy respective dose levels, and independent of calibration methodology. No correlation was demonstrated for precision and signal equilibration time when allowing 5 min before or after signal read out. Differences in average calibration coefficients were demonstrated between the FIA with CT calibration methodology 26.7 {+-} 1.1 mV cGy{sup -1} versus the CT scatter phantom 29.2 {+-} 1.0 mV cGy{sup -1} and FIA with x-ray 29.9 {+-} 1.1 mV cGy{sup -1} methodologies. A decrease in MOSFET sensitivity was seen at an average change in read out voltage of {approx}3000 mV. Conclusions: The best measured calibration precision was obtained by exposing the MOSFET detectors to 23 mGy. No signal equilibration time is necessary to improve calibration precision. A significant difference between calibration outcomes was demonstrated for FIA with CT compared to the other two methodologies. If the FIA with a CT calibration methodology was used to create calibration coefficients for the eventual use for phantom dosimetry, a measurement error {approx}12% will be reflected in the dosimetry results. The calibration process must emulate the eventual CT dosimetry process by matching or excluding scatter when calibrating the MOSFETs. Finally, the authors recommend that the MOSFETs are energy calibrated approximately every 2500-3000 mV.

  14. SU-E-T-137: Dosimetric Validation for Pinnacle, Acuros, AAA, and Brainlab Algorithms with Induced Inhomogenieties

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    Lopez, P; Tambasco, M [San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (United States); LaFontaine, R; Burns, L [Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Deigo, CA (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To compare the dosimetric accuracy of the Eclipse 11.0 Acuros XB and Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA), Pinnacle-3 9.2 Collapsed Cone Convolution, and the iPlan 4.1 Monte Carlo (MC) and Pencil Beam (PB) algorithms using measurement as the gold standard. Methods: Ion chamber and diode measurements were taken for 6, 10, and 18 MV beams in a phantom made up of slab densities corresponding to solid water, lung, and bone. The phantom was setup at source-to-surface distance of 100 cm, and the field sizes were 3.0 × 3.0, 5.0 × 5.0, and 10.0 × 10.0 cm2. Data from the planning systems were computed along the central axis of the beam. The measurements were taken using a pinpoint chamber and edge diode for interface regions. Results: The best agreement between data from the algorithms and our measurements occurs away from the slab interfaces. For the 6 MV beam, iPlan 4.1 MC software performs the best with 1.7% absolute average percent difference from measurement. For the 10 MV beam, iPlan 4.1 PB performs the best with 2.7% absolute average percent difference from measurement. For the 18 MV beam, Acuros performs the best with 2.0% absolute average percent difference from measurement. It is interesting to note that the steepest drop in dose occurred the at lung heterogeneity-solid water interface of the18 MV, 3.0 × 3.0 cm2 field size setup. In this situation, Acuros and AAA performed best with an average percent difference within ?1.1% of measurement, followed by iPlan 4.1 MC, which was within 4.9%. Conclusion: This study shows that all of the algorithms perform reasonably well in computing dose in a heterogeneous slab phantom. Moreover, Acuros and AAA perform particularly well at the lung-solid water interfaces for higher energy beams and small field sizes.

  15. A Compact X-Band Linac for an X-Ray FEL

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    Adolphsen, Chris; Huang, Zhirong; Bane, Karl L.F.; Li, Zenghai; Zhou, Feng; Wang, Faya; Nantista, Christopher D.; /SLAC

    2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    With the growing demand for FEL light sources, cost issues are being reevaluated. To make the machines more compact, higher frequency room temperature linacs are being considered, specifically ones using C-band (5.7 GHz) rf technology, for which 40 MV/m gradients are achievable. In this paper, we show that an X-band (11.4 GHz) linac using the technology developed for NLC/GLC can provide an even lower cost solution. In particular, stable operation is possible at gradients of 100 MV/m for single bunch operation and 70 MV/m for multibunch operation. The concern, of course, is whether the stronger wakefields will lead to unacceptable emittance dilution. However, we show that the small emittances produced in a 250 MeV, low bunch charge, LCLS-like S-band injector and bunch compressor can be preserved in a multi-GeV X-band linac with reasonable alignment tolerances. The successful lasing and operation of the LCLS [1] has generated world-wide interest in X-ray FELs. The demand for access to such a light source by researchers eager to harness the capabilities of this new tool far exceeds the numbers that can be accommodated, spurring plans for additional facilities. Along with cost, spatial considerations become increasingly important for a hard X-ray machine driven by a multi-GeV linac. The consequent need for high acceleration gradient focuses attention on higher frequency normal conducting accelerator technology, rather than the superconducting technology of a soft X-ray facility like FLASH. C-band technology, such as used by Spring-8, is a popular option, capable of providing 40 MV/m. However, more than a decade of R&D toward an X-band linear collider, centered at SLAC and KEK, has demonstrated that this frequency option can extend the gradient reach to the 70-100 MV/m range. The following design and beam dynamics calculations show an X-band linac to be an attractive choice on which to base an X-ray FEL.

  16. Development of a fast and feasible spectrum modeling technique for flattening filter free beams

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    Cho, Woong [Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul110-744, South Korea and Research Institute of the Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of); Bush, Karl; Mok, Ed; Xing, Lei [Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-5304 (United States); Suh, Tae-Suk [Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To develop a fast and robust technique for the determination of optimized photon spectra for flattening filter free (FFF) beams to be applied in convolution/superposition dose calculations. Methods: A two-step optimization method was developed to derive optimal photon spectra for FFF beams. In the first step, a simple functional form of the photon spectra proposed by Ali ['Functional forms for photon spectra of clinical linacs,' Phys. Med. Biol. 57, 31-50 (2011)] is used to determine generalized shapes of the photon spectra. In this method, the photon spectra were defined for the ranges of field sizes to consider the variations of the contributions of scattered photons with field size. Percent depth doses (PDDs) for each field size were measured and calculated to define a cost function, and a collapsed cone convolution (CCC) algorithm was used to calculate the PDDs. In the second step, the generalized functional form of the photon spectra was fine-tuned in a process whereby the weights of photon fluence became the optimizing free parameters. A line search method was used for the optimization and first order derivatives with respect to the optimizing parameters were derived from the CCC algorithm to enhance the speed of the optimization. The derived photon spectra were evaluated, and the dose distributions using the optimized spectra were validated. Results: The optimal spectra demonstrate small variations with field size for the 6 MV FFF beam and relatively large variations for the 10 MV FFF beam. The mean energies of the optimized 6 MV FFF spectra were decreased from 1.31 MeV for a 3 Multiplication-Sign 3 cm{sup 2} field to 1.21 MeV for a 40 Multiplication-Sign 40 cm{sup 2} field, and from 2.33 MeV at 3 Multiplication-Sign 3 cm{sup 2} to 2.18 MeV at 40 Multiplication-Sign 40 cm{sup 2} for the 10 MV FFF beam. The developed method could significantly improve the agreement between the calculated and measured PDDs. Root mean square differences on the optimized PDDs were observed to be 0.41% (3 Multiplication-Sign 3 cm{sup 2}) down to 0.21% (40 Multiplication-Sign 40 cm{sup 2}) for the 6 MV FFF beam, and 0.35% (3 Multiplication-Sign 3 cm{sup 2}) down to 0.29% (40 Multiplication-Sign 40 cm{sup 2}) for the 10 MV FFF beam. The first order derivatives from the functional form were found to improve the speed of computational time up to 20 times compared to the other techniques. Conclusions: The derived photon spectra resulted in good agreements with measured PDDs over the range of field sizes investigated. The suggested method is easily applicable to commercial radiation treatment planning systems since it only requires measured PDDs as input.

  17. Beam characteristics of energy-matched flattening filter free beams

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    Paynter, D.; Weston, S. J.; Cosgrove, V. P. [St James Institute of Oncology The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Medical Physics, Leeds LS9 7TF (United Kingdom)] [St James Institute of Oncology The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Medical Physics, Leeds LS9 7TF (United Kingdom); Evans, J. A. [LIGHT Institute University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT, Division of Medical Physics, Leeds (United Kingdom)] [LIGHT Institute University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT, Division of Medical Physics, Leeds (United Kingdom); Thwaites, D. I. [LIGHT Institute University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT, Division of Medical Physics, Leeds, United Kingdom and Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney (Australia)] [LIGHT Institute University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT, Division of Medical Physics, Leeds, United Kingdom and Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney (Australia)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Flattening filter free (FFF) linear accelerators can increase treatment efficiency and plan quality. There are multiple methods of defining a FFF beam. The Elekta control system supports tuning of the delivered FFF beam energy to enable matching of the percentage depth-dose (PDD) of the flattened beam at 10 cm depth. This is compared to FFF beams where the linac control parameters are identical to those for the flattened beam. All beams were delivered on an Elekta Synergy accelerator with an Agility multi-leaf collimator installed and compared to the standard, flattened beam. The aim of this study is to compare “matched” FFF beams to both “unmatched” FFF beams and flattened beams to determine the benefits of matching beams. Methods: For the three modes of operation 6 MV flattened, 6 MV matched FFF, 6 MV unmatched FFF, 10 MV flattened, 10 MV matched FFF, and 10 MV unmatched FFF beam profiles were obtained using a plotting tank and were measured in steps of 0.1 mm in the penumbral region. Beam penumbra was defined as the distance between the 80% and 20% of the normalized dose when the inflection points of the unflattened and flattened profiles were normalized with the central axis dose of the flattened field set as 100%. PDD data was obtained at field sizes ranging from 3 cm × 3 cm to 40?cm × 40 cm. Radiation protection measurements were additionally performed to determine the head leakage and environmental monitoring through the maze and primary barriers. Results: No significant change is made to the beam penumbra for FFF beams with and without PDD matching, the maximum change in penumbra for a 10 cm × 10 cm field was within the experimental error of the study. The changes in the profile shape with increasing field size are most significant for the matched FFF beam, and both FFF beams showed less profile shape variation with increasing depth when compared to flattened beams, due to consistency in beam energy spectra across the radiation field. The PDDs of the FFF beams showed less variation with field size, the d{sub max} value was deeper for the matched FFF beam than the FFF beam and deeper than the flattened beam for field sizes greater than 5 cm × 5 cm. The head leakage when using the machine in FFF mode is less than half that for a flattened beam, but comparable for both FFF modes. The radiation protection dose-rate measurements show an increase of instantaneous dose-rates when operating the machines in FFF mode but that increase is less than the ratio of MU/min produced by the machine. Conclusions: The matching of a FFF beam to a flattened beam at a depth of 10 cm in water by increasing the FFF beam energy does not reduce any of the reported benefits of FFF beams. Conversely, there are a number of potential benefits resulting from matching the FFF beam; the depth of maximum dose is deeper, the out of field dose is potentially reduced, and the beam quality and penetration more closely resembles the flattened beams currently used in clinical practice, making dose distributions in water more alike. Highlighted in this work is the fact that some conventional specifications and methods for measurement of beam parameters such as penumbra are not relevant and further work is required to address this situation with respect to “matched” FFF beams and to determine methods of measurement that are not reliant on an associated flattened beam.

  18. Overview of high gradient SRF R&D for ILC cavities at Jefferson Lab

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    Geng, Rongli [JLAB

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the progress on high gradient R&D of ILC cavities at Jefferson Lab (JLab) since the Beijing workshop. Routine 9-cell cavity electropolishing (EP) processing and RF testing has been enhanced with added surface mapping and T-mapping instrumentations. 12 new 9-cell cavities (10 of them are baseline fine-grain TESLA-shape cavities: 5 built by ACCEL/Research Instruments, 4 by AES and 1 by JLab; 2 of them are alternative cavities: 1 fine-grain ICHIRO-shape cavity built by KEK/Japan industry and 1 large-grain TESLA-shape cavity built by JLab) are EP processed and tested. 76 EP cycles are accumulated, corresponding to more than 200 hours of active EP time. Field emission (FE) and quench behaviors of electropolished 9-cell cavities are studied. EP process continues to be optimized, resulting in advanced procedures and hence improved cavity performance. Several 9-cell cavities reached 35 MV/m after the first light EP processing. FE-free performance has been demonstrated in 9-cell cavities in 35-40 MV/m range. 1-cell cavity studies explore new techniques for defect removal as well as advanced integrated cavity processing. Surface studies of niobium samples electropolished together with real cavities provide new insight into the nature of field emitters. Close cooperation with the US cavity fabrication industry has been undertaking with the successful achievement of 41 MV/m for the first time in a 9-cell ILC cavity built by AES. As the size of the data set grows, it is now possible to construct gradient yield curves, from which one can see that significant progress has been made in raising the high gradient yield.

  19. Structures and solution properties of two novel periplasmic sensor domains with c-type heme from chemotaxis proteins of Geobacter sulfurreducens : implications for signal transduction.

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    Pokkuluri, P. R.; Pessanha, M.; Londer, Y. Y.; Wood, S. J.; Duke, N. E. C.; Wilton, R.; Catarino, T.; Salgueiro, C. A.; Schiffer, M.; Biosciences Division; Univ.Nova de Lisboa; Insti. de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica

    2008-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Periplasmic sensor domains from two methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins from Geobacter sulfurreducens (encoded by genes GSU0935 and GSU0582) were expressed in Escherichia coli. The sensor domains were isolated, purified, characterized in solution, and their crystal structures were determined. In the crystal, both sensor domains form swapped dimers and show a PAS-type fold. The swapped segment consists of two helices of about 45 residues at the N terminus with the hemes located between the two monomers. In the case of the GSU0582 sensor, the dimer contains a crystallographic 2-fold symmetry and the heme is coordinated by an axial His and a water molecule. In the case of the GSU0935 sensor, the crystals contain a non-crystallographic dimer, and surprisingly, the coordination of the heme in each monomer is different; monomer A heme has His-Met ligation and monomer B heme has His-water ligation as found in the GSU0582 sensor. The structures of these sensor domains are the first structures of PAS domains containing covalently bound heme. Optical absorption, electron paramagnetic resonance and NMR spectroscopy have revealed that the heme groups of both sensor domains are high-spin and low-spin in the oxidized and reduced forms, respectively, and that the spin-state interconversion involves a heme axial ligand replacement. Both sensor domains bind NO in their ferric and ferrous forms but bind CO only in the reduced form. The binding of both NO and CO occurs via an axial ligand exchange process, and is fully reversible. The reduction potentials of the sensor domains differ by 95 mV (-156 mV and -251 mV for sensors GSU0582 and GSU0935, respectively). The swapped dimerization of these sensor domains and redox-linked ligand switch might be related to the mechanism of signal transduction by these chemotaxis proteins.

  20. A search for ultra-compact dwarf galaxies in the Centaurus galaxy cluster

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    S. Mieske; M. Hilker; A. Jordan; L. Infante; M. Kissler-Patig

    2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Aim: To extend the investigations of ultra-compact dwarf galaxies (UCDs) beyond the well studied Fornax and Virgo clusters. Methods: We measured spectroscopic redshifts of about 400 compact object candidates with 19.2 < V < 22.4 mag in the central region of the Centaurus galaxy cluster (d=43Mpc), using VIMOS@VLT. The luminosity range of the candidates covers that of bright globular clusters (GCs) and of UCDs in Fornax and Virgo. Results: We confirm the cluster membership of 27 compact objects, covering an absolute magnitude range -12.2 < M_V < -10.9 mag. We do not find counterparts to the two very large and bright UCDs in Fornax and Virgo with M_V=-13.5 mag, possibly due to survey incompleteness. The compact objects' distribution in magnitude and space is consistent with that of the GC population. Their kinematics and spatial distribution associate them to the central galaxies rather than to the overall cluster potential. The compact objects have a mean metallicity consistent with that of the metal-rich globular cluster sub-population. Compact objects with high S/N spectra exhibit solar [alpha/Fe] abundances, consistent with typical dwarf elliptical galaxy values and unlike galactic bulge globular clusters. HST based size estimates for a sub-sample of eight compact objects reveal the existence of one very large object with half-light radius r_h around 30 pc, having M_V=-11.6 mag (~10^7 M_sun). This source shows super-solar [alpha/Fe] abundances. Seven further sources are only marginally larger than typical GCs with r_h in the range 4 to 10 pc. Conclusions: We consider the largest compact object found to be the only bona-fide UCD detected in our study. In order to improve our understanding of UCDs in Centaurus, a significant increase of our survey completeness is necessary.

  1. SU-E-T-152: Error Sensitivity and Superiority of a Protocol for 3D IMRT Quality Assurance

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    Gueorguiev, G [Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA (United States); Cotter, C; Turcotte, J; Sharp, G; Crawford, B [Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Mah'D, M [University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To test if the parameters included in our 3D QA protocol with current tolerance levels are able to detect certain errors and show the superiority of 3D QA method over single ion chamber measurements and 2D gamma test by detecting most of the introduced errors. The 3D QA protocol parameters are: TPS and measured average dose difference, 3D gamma test with 3mmDTA/3% test parameters, and structure volume for which the TPS predicted and measured absolute dose difference is greater than 6%. Methods: Two prostate and two thoracic step-and-shoot IMRT patients were investigated. The following errors were introduced to each original treatment plan: energy switched from 6MV to 10MV, linac jaws retracted to 15cmx15cm, 1,2,3 central MLC leaf pairs retracted behind the jaws, single central MLC leaf put in or out of the treatment field, Monitor Units (MU) increased and decreased by 1 and 3%, collimator off by 5 and 15 degrees, detector shifted by 5mm to the left and right, gantry treatment angle off by 5 and 15 degrees. QA was performed on each plan using single ion chamber, 2D ion chamber array for 2D gamma analysis and using IBA's COMPASS system for 3D QA. Results: Out of the three tested QA methods single ion chamber performs the worst not detecting subtle errors. 3D QA proves to be the superior out of the three methods detecting all of introduced errors, except 10MV and 1% MU change, and MLC rotated (those errors were not detected by any QA methods tested). Conclusion: As the way radiation is delivered evolves, so must the QA. We believe a diverse set of 3D statistical parameters applied both to OAR and target plan structures provides the highest level of QA.

  2. SU-E-I-56: Scan Angle Reduction for a Limited-Angle Intrafraction Verification (LIVE) System

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    Ren, L; Zhang, Y; Yin, F [Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To develop a novel adaptive reconstruction strategy to further reduce the scanning angle required by the limited-angle intrafraction verification (LIVE) system for intrafraction verification. Methods: LIVE acquires limited angle MV projections from the exit fluence of the arc treatment beam or during gantry rotation between static beams. Orthogonal limited-angle kV projections are also acquired simultaneously to provide additional information. LIVE considers the on-board 4D-CBCT images as a deformation of the prior 4D-CT images, and solves the deformation field based on deformation models and data fidelity constraint. LIVE reaches a checkpoint after a limited-angle scan, and reconstructs 4D-CBCT for intrafraction verification at the checkpoint. In adaptive reconstruction strategy, a larger scanning angle of 30° is used for the first checkpoint, and smaller scanning angles of 15° are used for subsequent checkpoints. The onboard images reconstructed at the previous adjacent checkpoint are used as the prior images for reconstruction at the current checkpoint. As the algorithm only needs to reconstruct the small deformation occurred between adjacent checkpoints, projections from a smaller scan angle provide enough information for the reconstruction. XCAT was used to simulate tumor motion baseline drift of 2mm along sup-inf direction at every subsequent checkpoint, which are 15° apart. Adaptive reconstruction strategy was used to reconstruct the images at each checkpoint using orthogonal 15° kV and MV projections. Results: Results showed that LIVE reconstructed the tumor volumes accurately using orthogonal 15° kV-MV projections. Volume percentage differences (VPDs) were within 5% and center of mass shifts (COMS) were within 1mm for reconstruction at all checkpoints. Conclusion: It's feasible to use an adaptive reconstruction strategy to further reduce the scan angle needed by LIVE to allow faster and more frequent intrafraction verification to minimize the treatment errors in lung cancer treatments. Grant from Varian Medical System.

  3. SU-E-J-36: Combining CBCT Dose Into IMRT Treatment Planning

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    Grelewicz, Z; Wiersma, R [The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Cone beam CT (CBCT) is increasingly used in patient setup for IMRT. Daily CBCT may provide effective localization, however, it introduces concern over excessive imaging dose. Previous studies investigated the calculation of excess CBCT dose, however, no study has yet treated this dose as a source of therapeutic radiation, optimized in consideration of PTV and OARs constrains. Here we present a novel combined MV+kV inverse optimization engine to weave the CBCT and MV dose together such that CBCT dose is used for both imaging and therapeutic purposes. This may mitigate some of the excess imaging dose effects of daily CBCT and allow complete evaluation of the CBCT dose prior to treatment. Methods: The EGSnrc Monte Carlo system was used to model a Varian Trilogy CBCT system and 6 MV treatment beam. Using the model, the dose to patient from treatment beam and imaging beam was calculated for ten patients. The standard IMRT objective function was modified to include CBCT dose. Treatment plan optimization using the MOSEK optimization tool was performed retrospectively with and without assuming kV radiation dose from CBCT, assuming one CBCT per fraction. Results: Across ten patients, the CBCT delivered peaks of between .4% and 3.0% of the prescription dose to the PTV, with average CBCT dose to the PTV between .3% and .8%. By including CBCT dose to skin as a constraint during optimization, peak skin dose is reduced by between 1.9% and 7.4%, and average skin dose is reduced by .2% to 3.3%. Conclusions: Pre-treatment CBCT may deliver a substantial amount of radiation dose to the target volume. By considering CBCT dose to skin at the point of treatment planning, it is possible to reduce patient skin dose from current clinical levels, and to provide patient treatment with the improved accuracy that daily CBCT provides.

  4. Zwitterion mediator/quenchers. Coulombic minimization of the back-reaction in photocatalysis

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    Brugger, P.A. (Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne, Switzerland); Graetzel, M.; Guarr, T.; McLendon, G.

    1982-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Zwitterionic analogues of methyl viologen, N,N'-bis(carboxyethyl)-4,4'-bipyridyl (CEB), and N,N'-bis(sulfonatopropyl)-4,4'-bipyridyl (SPB) have been studied as electron-transfer quenchers of excited-state photocatalysts. The molecules are formally neutral when oxidized but become negatively charged when reduced. This charge buildup minimizes undesirable back-recombination of the photogenerated redox products. This Coulombic effect is demonstrated both by direct flash photolysis measurements of back-recombination and by catalytic studies of water reduction. Results are compared for the zwitterion quenchers and methyl viologen, reacting with soluble anionic porphyrins and with micelle-associated reactants. For the anionic porphyrin system zinc tetrakis (sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin(4-) the rates of back-recombination are as follows: ZnTSPP/sup 3 -/ + MV/sup +/...-->.. ZnTSPP/sup 4 -/ + MV/sup 2 +/ (k), k = 2 x 10/sup 9/M/sup -1/s/sup -1/; ZnTSPP/sup 3 -/ + CEB/sup -/. ..-->.. ZnTSPP/sup 4 -/ + CEB +- (k), k = 6 x 10/sup 8/ M/sup -1/ s/sup -1/. In a corresponding catalytic system incorporating ZnTPPS as the photoacceptor, CEB or methyl viologen as the quencher, and N-phenylglycine as the electron donor, a >2-fold enhancement of catalysis is observed by replacing MV/sup 2 +/ with CEB. These events can be greatly accentuated by increasing the charge on the components, via micellar localization. Thus, by using an amphiphilic derivative of Ru(bpy)/sub 3//sup 2 +/ as photoactive donor solubilized in anionic micelles and SPB as electron acceptor, one can achieve 200-fold reduction in the rate of the back-reaction.

  5. Lessons learned in implementing a demand side management contract at the Presidio of San Francisco

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    Sartor, D.; Munn, M.

    1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Park Service (NSP) recently completed the implementation phase of its Power Saving Partners (PSP) Demand Side Management (DSM) contract with the local utility, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). Through the DSM contract, NPS will receive approximately $4.1 million over eight years in payment for saving 61 kW of electrical demand, 179,000 km of electricity per year, and 1.1 million therms of natural gas per year. These payments are for two projects: the installation of high-efficiency lighting systems at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability and the replacement of an old central boiler plant with new, distributed boilers. Although these savings and payments are substantial, the electrical savings and contract payments fall well short of the projected 1,700 kW of electrical demand, 8 million kwh of annual electricity savings, and $11 million in payments, anticipated at the project's onset. Natural gas savings exceeded the initial forecast of 800,000 therms per year. The DSM contract payments did not meet expectations for a variety of reasons which fall into two broad categories: first, many anticipated projects were not constructed, and second, some of the projects that were constructed were not included in the program because the cost of implementing the DSM program's measurement and verification (M&V) requirements outweighed anticipated payments. This paper discusses the projects implemented, and examines the decisions made to withdraw some of them from the DSM contract. It also presents the savings that were realized and documented through M&V efforts. Finally, it makes suggestions relative to M&V protocols to encourage all efficiency measures, not just those that are easy to measure.

  6. Remnant PbI{sub 2}, an unforeseen necessity in high-efficiency hybrid perovskite-based solar cells?

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    Cao, Duyen H.; Stoumpos, Constantinos C.; Malliakas, Christos D.; Katz, Michael J.; Hupp, Joseph T., E-mail: j-hupp@northwestern.edu, E-mail: m-kanatzidis@northwestern.edu; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G., E-mail: j-hupp@northwestern.edu, E-mail: m-kanatzidis@northwestern.edu [Department of Chemistry, and Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States); Farha, Omar K. [Department of Chemistry, and Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Perovskite-containing solar cells were fabricated in a two-step procedure in which PbI{sub 2} is deposited via spin-coating and subsequently converted to the CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}PbI{sub 3} perovskite by dipping in a solution of CH{sub 3}NH{sub 3}I. By varying the dipping time from 5 s to 2 h, we observe that the device performance shows an unexpectedly remarkable trend. At dipping times below 15 min the current density and voltage of the device are enhanced from 10.1 mA/cm{sup 2} and 933 mV (5 s) to 15.1 mA/cm{sup 2} and 1036 mV (15 min). However, upon further conversion, the current density decreases to 9.7 mA/cm{sup 2} and 846 mV after 2 h. Based on X-ray diffraction data, we determined that remnant PbI{sub 2} is always present in these devices. Work function and dark current measurements showed that the remnant PbI{sub 2} has a beneficial effect and acts as a blocking layer between the TiO{sub 2} semiconductor and the perovskite itself reducing the probability of back electron transfer (charge recombination). Furthermore, we find that increased dipping time leads to an increase in the size of perovskite crystals at the perovskite-hole-transporting material interface. Overall, approximately 15 min dipping time (?2% unconverted PbI{sub 2}) is necessary for achieving optimal device efficiency.

  7. DC Breakdown Experiments with Iridium Cathode

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    Profatilova, Iaroslava; Korsback, Anders; Muranaka, Tomoko; Wuensch, Walter

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrical breakdown occurring in rf accelerating structures is one of the major disruptions of the accelerated beam in CLIC. At CERN, as complements to rf facilities, DC-spark systems have been used to study breakdown properties of many candidate materials for making rf components. In this note, measurements of conditioning speed, breakdown field and field enhancement factor of iridium are presented comparing with previously tested materials. The average breakdown field after conditioning reached 238 MV/m, which places iridium next to copper. By comparison with results and properties of other metals, the low breakdown field of iridium could be explained by its face-centred-cubic crystal structure.

  8. Effect of RF Gradient upon the Performance of the Wisconsin SRF Electron Gun

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    Bosch, Robert [SRC U. Wisconsin-Madison; Legg, Robert A. [JLAB

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of the Wisconsin 200-MHz SRF electron gun is simulated for several values of the RF gradient. Bunches with charge of 200 pC are modeled for the case where emittance compensation is completed during post-acceleration to 85 MeV in a TESLA module. We first perform simulations in which the initial bunch radius is optimal for the design gradient of 41 MV/m. We then optimize the radius as a function of RF gradient to improve the performance for low gradients.

  9. Temperature study of Zero Bias Features using self-assembling tunnel junctions

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    Savitski, Stephen Ronald

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 04 1. 02 0. 90 -100 -20 20 60 100 Bias Voltage (mV) FIG. 3. Conductance vs. voltage, highlighting the Zero-Bias Feature (ZBF). Data curves are shown for a 100'70 neon junction at 1. 5 K, with some curves appropriately shifted in 6r so as to fit... of currents of 11-30 A corresponding to 1. 0-3. 2 Tesla were used, although for test purposes the magnet was periodically cycled to its full capability. 17 7 6 Fe n tX 3 '4 n II ee 1 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Supply Current (A) FIG. 7...

  10. Max Tech and Beyond: High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

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    Scholand, Michael

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps are most often found in industrial and commercial applications, and are the light source of choice in street and area lighting, and sports stadium illumination. HID lamps are produced in three types - mercury vapor (MV), high pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH). Of these, MV and MH are considered white-light sources (although the MV exhibits poor color rendering) and HPS produces a yellow-orange color light. A fourth lamp, low-pressure sodium (LPS), is not a HID lamp by definition, but it is used in similar applications and thus is often grouped with HID lamps. With the notable exception of MV which is comparatively inefficient and in decline in the US from both a sales and installed stock point of view; HPS, LPS and MH all have efficacies over 100 lumens per watt. The figure below presents the efficacy trends over time for commercially available HID lamps and LPS, starting with MV and LPS in 1930's followed by the development of HPS and MH in the 1960's. In HID lamps, light is generated by creating an electric arc between two electrodes in an arc tube. The particles in the arc are partially ionized, making them electrically conductive, and a light-emitting 'plasma' is created. This arc occurs within the arc tube, which for most HID lamps is enclosed within an evacuated outer bulb that thermally isolates and protects the hot arc tube from the surroundings. Unlike a fluorescent lamp that produces visible light through down-converting UV light with phosphors, the arc itself is the light source in an HID lamp, emitting visible radiation that is characteristic of the elements present in the plasma. Thus, the mixture of elements included in the arc tube is one critical factor determining the quality of the light emitted from the lamp, including its correlated color temperature (CCT) and color rendering index (CRI). Similar to fluorescent lamps, HID lamps require a ballast to start and maintain stable operating conditions, and this necessitates additional power beyond that used by the lamp itself. HID lamps offer important advantages compared to other lighting technologies, making them well suited for certain applications. HID lamps can be very efficient, have long operating lives, are relatively temperature-insensitive and produce a large quantity of light from a small package. For these reasons, HID lamps are often used when high levels of illumination are required over large areas and where operating and maintenance costs must be kept to a minimum. Furthermore, if the installation has a significant mounting height, high-power HID lamps can offer superior optical performance luminaires, reducing the number of lamps required to illuminate a given area. The indoor environments best suited to HID lamps are those with high ceilings, such as those commonly found in industrial spaces, warehouses, large retail spaces, sports halls and large public areas. Research into efficacy improvements for HID lighting technologies has generally followed market demand for these lamps, which is in decline for MV and LPS, has reached a plateau for HPS and is growing for MH. Several manufacturers interviewed for this study indicated that although solid-state lighting was now receiving the bulk of their company's R&D investment, there are still strong HID lamp research programs, which concentrate on MH technologies, with some limited amount of investment in HPS for specific niche applications (e.g., agricultural greenhouses). LPS and MV lamps are no longer being researched or improved in terms of efficacy or other performance attributes, although some consider MH HID lamps to be the next-generation MV lamp. Thus, the efficacy values of commercially available MV, LPS and HPS lamps are not expected to increase in the next 5 to 10 years. MH lamps, and more specifically, ceramic MH lamps are continuing to improve in efficacy as well as light quality, manufacturability and lamp life. Within an HID lamp, the light-producing plasma must be heated to sufficiently high temperatures to achieve high efficiencie

  11. Molecular cancer classification using an meta-sample-based regularized robust coding method

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    Wang, Shu-Lin; Sun, Liuchao; Fang, Jianwen

    2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    (DLBCL) [28], Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) [29], GCM [30], Lung cancer (Lung) [31], and MLL [32]. The DLBCL dataset contains two subclasses, i.e., DLBCL and Follicular Lym- phoma (FL). The ALL dataset totally contains 248 samples that belong to six... SC, Relling MV, Patel A, Cheng C, Campana D, Wilkins D, Zhou X, Li J, Liu H, Pui CH, Evans WE, Naeve C, Wong L, Downing JR: Classification, subtype discovery, and prediction of outcome in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia by gene expression...

  12. Measuring the efficiency of the Texas A&M Positron Emission Tomograph

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    Loewer, Wesley Blake

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and support all along the way. A special word of thanks also goes to Patricia McGough for doing all the dirty work and for being a regular person among a group of graduate students. I'o mv wife Jane, who provided constant encouragement and friendship... travels by means of internal reflection along the row an co umn o e ar d l f th array of polished scintillators (Fig. 2). The light is then col ec e y op ica ll t d b t' l fibers and carried to photomultiplier tubes. The fibers are connected in suc s...

  13. Intramolecular electronic communication between dimetal units with multiple metal??al bonds 

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    Li, Zhong

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    . For example, [Mo 2 (cis?DAniF) 2 ] 2 (??Cl 4 ) has a large ?E 1/2 value of 540 mV, which corresponds to a comproportionation constant of 1.3 ? 10 9 . Because of the large comproportionation constant, oxidation of the neutral precursor gives a mixed...V/s, and 0.10 M Bu 4 NPF 6 (in CH 2 Cl 2 ) as electrolyte. The EPR spectrum was recorded on a Bruker ESP300 spectrometer and Magnetic susceptibility measurements were performed on a Quantum Design SQUID MPMS?XL magnetometer. Preparation of [Mo 2 (DAniF) 3...

  14. The Host Galaxies of Radio-Loud and Radio-Quiet Quasars

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    James S. Dunlop

    2001-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    I review our knowledge of the properties of the host galaxies of radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars, both in comparison to each other and in the context of the general galaxy population. It is now clear that the hosts of radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars with M_V 10^9 solar masses appears to be a necessary (although perhaps not sufficient) condition for the production of radio jets of sufficient power to produce an FRII radio source within a massive galaxy halo.

  15. Austrian refiner benefits from advanced control

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    Richard, L.A.; Spencer, M. [Setpoint Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Schuster, R.; Tuppinger, D.M.; Wilmsen, W.F. [OeMV-AG Energy, Schwechat (Austria)

    1995-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    OeMV-AG Energy implemented advanced process controls on 27 units at its refinery in Schwechat, Austria. A variety of controls were implemented on the butadiene and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) units in January 1993. After more than 1 year of operation, the butadiene/MTBE project has shown a number of benefits, including reduced energy consumption and increased capacity in both units. The paper discusses the process, advanced control, the simple model predictive controller, control objectives, the butadiene unit, the MTBE unit, and benefits of the advanced controllers.

  16. Continuous time very low frequency analog signal processors

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    Veeravalli Raghupathy, Anand

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with two floating gate transistors. . 31 Variation of GM with the tuning voltage x. 56 32 Transient simulations. . . . . . . 57 33 Variation of THD with input voltage y for x = 100mV. . . . . . 58 34 Variation of THD with x for 1Vpp input. 59 FIGURE... order systems is shown in Fig. 1(a). The basic OTA-C implementation of the simple integrator [17] is shown in Fig. 1(b). V, n + 0Ut OUt Vln GM int (a) (b) Fig. I. (a) Integrator block diagram. (b) OTA-C implementation. The output voltage V...

  17. Ultrafast, high precision gated integrator

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    Wang, X.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An ultrafast, high precision gated integrator has been developed by introducing new design approaches that overcome the problems associated with earlier gated integrator circuits. The very high speed is evidenced by the output settling time of less than 50 ns and 20 MHz input pulse rate. The very high precision is demonstrated by the total output offset error of less than 0.2mV and the output droop rate of less than 10{mu}V/{mu}s. This paper describes the theory of this new gated integrator circuit operation. The completed circuit test results are presented.

  18. Dark Matter and Stellar Mass in the Luminous Regions of Disk Galaxies

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    James Pizagno; Francisco Prada; David H. Weinberg; Hans-Walter Rix; Daniel Harbeck; Eva K. Grebel; Eric Bell; Jon Brinkmann; Jon Holtzman; Andrew West

    2005-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the correlations among stellar mass (M_*), disk scale length (R_d), and rotation velocity at 2.2 disk scale lengths (V_2.2) for a sample of 81 disk-dominated galaxies (disk/total >= 0.9) selected from the SDSS. We measure V_2.2 from long-slit H-alpha rotation curves and infer M_* from galaxy i-band luminosities (L_i) and g-r colors. We find logarithmic slopes of 2.60+/-0.13 and 3.05+/-0.12 for the L_i-V_2.2 and M_*-V_2.2 relations, somewhat shallower than most previous studies, with intrinsic scatter of 0.13 dex and 0.16 dex. Our direct estimates of the total-to-stellar mass ratio within 2.2R_d, assuming a Kroupa IMF, yield a median ratio of 2.4 for M_*>10^10 Msun and 4.4 for M_*=10^9-10^10 Msun, with large scatter at a given M_* and R_d. The typical ratio of the rotation speed predicted for the stellar disk alone to the observed rotation speed at 2.2R_d is ~0.65. The distribution of R_d at fixed M_* is broad, but we find no correlation between disk size and the residual from the M_*-V_2.2 relation, implying that this relation is an approximately edge-on view of the disk galaxy fundamental plane. Independent of the assumed IMF, this result implies that stellar disks do not, on average, dominate the mass within 2.2R_d. We discuss our results in the context of infall models of disk formation in cold dark matter halos. A model with a disk-to-halo mass ratio m_d=0.05 provides a reasonable match to the R_d-M_* distribution for spin parameters \\lambda ranging from ~0.04-0.08, and it yields a reasonable match to the mean M_*-V_2.2 relation. A model with m_d=0.1 predicts overly strong correlations between disk size and M_*-V_2.2 residual. Explaining the wide range of halo-to-disk mass ratios within 2.2R_d requires significant scatter in m_d values, with systematically lower m_d for galaxies with lower $M_*$.

  19. Experimental densities, entropies and energies for pure H?S and equimolar mixtures of H?S/CH? and H?S/CO? between 300 and 500 K

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    Liu, Chung Hsiu

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and temperature data for H 5, H 5/CH and H S/CO were 2 2 4 2 2 measured between 300 and 500 K and 0 to 60 MPa using the Burnett- coupled isochoric technique. Second and third virial coefficients, densities, entropies and energies were derived from the pressure..., M , which has temperature and pressure R as independent variables, is defined in a similar fashion M (T, P) = M(T, P) ? M (T, P) (20) The density and pressure residual functions are related as follows 0 M (T, P) ? M (T, p) = ( -ln 2 if M=V or H...

  20. Evaluation methodology for structures subjected to seismic loading

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    O'Boyle, Margaret

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    } and rearranging Eq. (2. 5): 15 The load distribution applied during the pushover analysis is: au where R i(i) = i-th story shear resistance at the previous computation step, V?= total base shear at the current computation step, and n = current computation... to: $?mv(t) = $?m$, Y, + $?m$z Yz+. . . +P?m)?Y? (2. 14) where $? is the transpose of the n-th mode shape vector. Because of the orthogonality property with respect to mass in which $?m$ = 0 for all n c m, all the terms on the right side of Eq. (2...

  1. The exemption laws of the State of Texas

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    Dozier, James Hall

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ). ~ chase money obligations, taxes, or labor and materials furnished to the homestead. In present day language, this meant that the homestead in Texas could be involuntarily sold to satisfy claims represented by a vendor's lien, tax lien, or mechanic...CQ, Tho tusC ~ of Cho M&v/ Co bo oonsiQGFGQ conoerna Che G=empCivn of oll ourrenC mugoa far poraonul serve. oos, g" ZC ia Clear ChuC ull normal ssluries~ ochQQLsaionag bonoaoay end foes of' offioe uro QurronC 'Isles UiChin Che PJeunin{?of Cho GQC un...

  2. Biotechnological Approaches for Genetic Improvement of Sorghum

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    Urriola Simons, Jazmina Itzel

    2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    bicolor L.) constitutes an important source of food, feed and fodder in many parts of the world, and additionally, its role as a bioenergy crop is growing in some countries. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in sorghum cultivation... Tobacco MS Growth improved, leaf TAA decreased PsGS1 (EC 6.3.1.2) CaMV 35S Poplar HS Leaf DW increased (112% under LN AND 6% under HN) PvGS1 Rubisco small subunit Wheat Peat-based compost Root and grain DW increased, enhanced capacity to accumulate...

  3. Hybrid architecture for shallow accumulation mode AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures with epitaxial gates

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    MacLeod, S. J.; See, A. M.; Hamilton, A. R.; Farrer, I.; Ritchie, D. A.; Ritzmann, J.; Ludwig, A.; Wieck, A. D.

    2015-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    ;max) is chosen so the leakage current between the Ohmic contacts and top-gate is ? 10 pA (the resolution limit of the Source Measure Unit SMU) when V? = 2.5V. For the deep device VTG;max = 1V and for the shallow device VTG;max = 0.5V. Figure 2 is a plot... V, where s = 0.00308V is the standard deviation, and n = 5 is the num- ber of points. 34 The reported limit to the reproducability/stability of the SMU, `SMU = 2mV (2400 Series SourceMeter Users Manual, Keith- ley Instruments, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio, U...

  4. Relationship of the electrochemical potential of porous media with hydrocarbon saturation

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    Ortiz, Isaias

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    iona may be restricted. lt is this restriction of ionic mobility that gives rise to the potential observed across a shale interposed between solutions of different salinities. When both water and oil are present in a large capillary composed of a... of dilute solution (ohm-cm) SP hf t Na spontaneous potential (MV) Hittorf transport number of the sodium ion in a free electrolyte solution temperature (eF) mobili. ty of Na ion (. 000456 cm/sec) + mobility of Cl ion (. 000676 cm/sec) valency 80...

  5. Nominal exchange rate pegging, escape clauses and targeting of the real exchange rate

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    Gonzalez, Pablo

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    , the creation of a currency board, with severe limitations on the central bank?s powers ?the case of Argentina between 1991 and 2001 probably being the most important recent example. Although in many of these cases stabilization was achieved, even with a... suppress the arguments of the value function J. 19 [22] ()2mv= [23] 10bM After some manipulations, we find the marginal conditions that must be fulfilled at all times [24] HT UU =? [25] ()21Tmi ?? The two equations described above...

  6. Retention and switching kinetics of protonated gate field effect transistors

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    DEVINE,R.A.B.; HERRERA,GILBERT V.

    2000-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The switching and memory retention time has been measured in 50 {micro}m gatelength pseudo-non-volatile memory MOSFETS containing, protonated 40 nm gate oxides. Times of the order of 3.3 seconds are observed for fields of 3 MV cm{sup {minus}1}. The retention time with protons placed either at the gate oxide/substrate or gate oxide/gate electrode interfaces is found to better than 96{percent} after 5,000 seconds. Measurement of the time dependence of the source-drain current during switching provides clear evidence for the presence of dispersive proton transport through the gate oxide.

  7. Retention and Switching Kinetics of Protonated Gate Field Effect Transistors

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    DEVINE,R.A.B.; HERRERA,GILBERT V.

    2000-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The switching and memory retention time has been measured in 50 {micro}m gatelength pseudo-non-volatile memory MOSFETs containing, protonated 40 nm gate oxides. Times of the order of 3.3 seconds are observed for fields of 3 MV cm{sup {minus}1}. The retention time with protons placed either at the gate oxide/substrate or gate oxide/gate electrode interfaces is found to better than 96% after 5,000 seconds. Measurement of the time dependence of the source-drain current during switching provides clear evidence for the presence of dispersive proton transport through the gate oxide.

  8. Photoinduced electron transfer reactions in zeolite cages

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    Dutta, P.K.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes work in the two areas of zeolites and layered double hydroxides. Results of studies on structural aspects of Ru(bpy)[sub 3][sup 2+]-zeolite Y are summarized. Photoinduced electron transfer between entrapped Ru(bpy)[sub 3][sup 2+] and methylviologen (MV) in neighboring supercages was examined. Benzylviologen was also used. Since molecules larger than 13 [angstrom] cannot be accomodated in zeolite cages, the layered double metal hydroxides (LDH) LiAl[sub 2](OH)[sub 6][sup +]X[sup [minus

  9. Strong Room-temperature Negative Transconductance In An Axial Si/Ge Hetero-nanowire Tunneling Field-effect Transistor

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    Zhang, Peng; Le, Son T.; Hou, Xiaoxiao; Zaslavsky, A.; Perea, Daniel E.; Dayeh, Shadi A.; Picraux, Samuel T.

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on room-temperature negative transconductance (NTC) in axial Si/Ge hetero-nanowire tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs). The NTC produces a current peak-to-valley ratio > 45, a high value for a Si-based device. We characterize the NTC characteristics over a range of gate VG and drain VD voltages, finding that NTC persists down to VD = –50 mV. The physical mechanism responsible for the NTC is the VG-induced depletion in the p-Ge section that eventually reduces the maximum electric field that triggers the tunneling ID, as confirmed via three-dimensional TCAD simulations.

  10. The Evaluation of High Tannin Cotton Lines for Resistance to Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium aphanidermatum

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    Kennett, Raymond Matthew

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    for Pest Resistance. p 31. In Proc Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf. New Orleans, LA. 3-8 Jan. 1988. Natl. Cotton Coun. Am., Memphis, TN. Bell, A.A., K. M. El-Zik, and P. M. Thaxton, 1992. Chemistry, Biological Significance and Genetic Control.... and M.V. Patel. 1997. Cotton Disease Loss Estimate Committee Report. p. 130- 131. In Proc Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf. New Orleans, LA. 6-10 Jan. 1997. Natl. Cotton Coun. Am., Memphis, TN. Bush, D.L., L.S. Bird and F.M. Bourland. 1978...

  11. Threshold voltage extraction circuit

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    Hoon, Siew Kuok

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to that of the saturation method. However, instead of fixing Vos ? Vos, the drain current is measured as a function of Vos while Vns is fixed at a constant low voltage of 100mV to ensure operation in the linear MOSFET region. Neglecting channel length modulation effect... transistors are layout next to the DUT of the NMOS and PMOS Vr extraction circuits respectively for extraction of Vr via graphical means. GRAPHICAL METHOD OF THE THRESHOLD-VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT Using the graphical method, the characteristics of 4n versus Vos...

  12. The Evaluation of High Tannin Cotton Lines for Resistance to Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium aphanidermatum 

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    Kennett, Raymond Matthew

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    for Pest Resistance. p 31. In Proc Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf. New Orleans, LA. 3-8 Jan. 1988. Natl. Cotton Coun. Am., Memphis, TN. Bell, A.A., K. M. El-Zik, and P. M. Thaxton, 1992. Chemistry, Biological Significance and Genetic Control.... and M.V. Patel. 1997. Cotton Disease Loss Estimate Committee Report. p. 130- 131. In Proc Beltwide Cotton Prod. Res. Conf. New Orleans, LA. 6-10 Jan. 1997. Natl. Cotton Coun. Am., Memphis, TN. Bush, D.L., L.S. Bird and F.M. Bourland. 1978...

  13. Lake Granbury and Lake Whitney Assessment Initiative

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    Harris, B.L.; Roelke, Daniel; Grover, James; Brooks, Bryan

    bloom level, occurred when 7-day accumulated inflows were <10 x 106 m3 for Lake Possum Kingdom, <20 x 106 m3 for Lake Granbury and conservatively <40 x 106 m3 for Lake Whitney. These bloom inflow-thresholds corresponded to system flushing rates of 0...-24 h at -20? C. Extracts were filtered (0.2 ?m) and injected (300 ul) into an HPLC system equipped with reverse-phase C18 columns in series (Rainin Microsorb-MV, 0.46 x 10 cm, 3mm, Vydac 201TP, 0.46 x 25cm, 5mm). A nonlinear binary gradient...

  14. Long term culture of genome-stable bipotent progenitor cells from adult human liver

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    Huch, Meritxell; Gehart, Helmuth; van Boxtel, Ruben; Hamer, Karien; Blokzijl, Francis; Verstegen, Monique M. A.; Ellis, Ewa; van Wenum, Martien; Fuchs, Sabine A.; de Ligt, Joep; van de Wetering, Marc; Sasaki, Nobuo; Boers, Susanne J.; Kemperman, Hans; de Jonge, Jeroen; Ijzermans, Jan N. M.; Niewenhuis, Edward; Hoekstra, Ruurdtje; Strom, Stephen; Vries, Robert R. G.; van der Laan, Luc J. W.; Cuppen, Edwin; Clevers, Hans

    2014-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    hepatocyte differentiation-promoting compounds (Table S1). Removal of the growth stimuli R-spo and FSK directly resulted in the up-regulation of Albumin and CYP3A4 gene expression (Figure S5C). To this medium, we then added the Notch inhibitor DAPT (Huch... B performed the genetic stability studies, supervised the next-gen sequencing and set up the filtering pipeline. FB adjusted and applied pipeline. JdL performed the CNV analysis. MH, MvW, RH, SF, SJB, HK performed functional in vitro experiments...

  15. Characterization of illuminated semiconductor/solid-electrolyte junctions. photoelectrochemical investigation of a poly(ethylene oxide) cell. Interim technical report 1 Mar-30 Apr 83

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    Sammells, A.F.; Ang, P.G.P.

    1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photoelectrochemical effects have been observed with solid-state cells using a poly(ethylene oxide) .NaSCN solid polymer electrolyte containing a Na2S/S redox couple. Photoeffects were observed at the interface of this electrolyte with p-InP, n-GaAs, and in a two-photoelectrode cell of configuration p-InP/PEO-NaSCN, Na2S,S/n-CdS. In this latter cell, photopotentials of 540 mV were generated using 100 mW/cm2 quartz iodine illumination.

  16. Result of MHI 2-Cell Seamless Dumb-Bell Cavity Vertical Test

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    Okihira, K. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, Mihara, Hiroshima, 729-0393, Japan; Hara, H. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, Mihara, Hiroshima, 729-0393, Japan; Ikeda, N. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, Mihara, Hiroshima, 729-0393, Japan; Inoue, F. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, Mihara, Hiroshima, 729-0393, Japan; Sennyu, K. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, Mihara, Hiroshima, 729-0393, Japan; Geng, Rongli [JLAB; Rimmer, Robert A. [JLAB; Kako, E. [KEK

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MHI have supplied several 9-cell cavities for STF (R&D of ILC project at KEK) and have been considering production method for stable quality and cost reduction, seamless dumb-bell cavity was one of them. We had fabricated a 2 cell seamless dumb-bell cavity for cost reduction and measured RF performance in collaboration with JLab, KEK and MHI. Surface treatment recipe for ILC was applied for MHI 2-cell cavity and vertical test was performed at JLab. The cavity reached Eacc=32.4MV/m after BCP and EP. Details of the result are reported.

  17. Measurement of delayed neutron yields from {sup 235}U and {sup 238}U

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    Kellett, M.A.; Weaver, D.R. [Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom); Filip, A. [CEN Cadarache, St. Paul-les-Durance (France)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Work is in progress at the University of Birmingham, UK, on the preliminary calibration of detectors and neutron beam characterisation required in order to carry out the accurate measurement of the total and absolute delayed neutron yields from the fast fission of uranium 235 and 238. The work is being undertaken in order to try and resolve the discrepancies that exist in the yield for the uranium 238 isotope. The University`s 3 MV Dynamitron accelerator is being used to produce the required neutron fluxes of 10{sup 9} neutrons per steradian per second, as generated via the D(d,n){sup 3}He reaction.

  18. Probing the fundamental limit of niobium in high radiofrequency fields by dual mode excitation in superconducting radiofrequency cavities

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    Eremeev, Grigory; Geng, Rongli; Palczewski, Ari

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied thermal breakdown in several multicell superconducting radiofrequency cavity by simultaneous excitation of two TM{sub 010} passband modes. Unlike measurements done in the past, which indicated a clear thermal nature of the breakdown, our measurements present a more complex picture with interplay of both thermal and magnetic effects. JLab LG-1 that we studied was limited at 40.5 MV/m, corresponding to B{sub peak} = 173 mT, in 8{pi}/9 mode. Dual mode measurements on this quench indicate that this quench is not purely magnetic, and so we conclude that this field is not the fundamental limit in SRF cavities.

  19. Endosymbiosis undone by stepwise elimination of the plastid in a parasitic dinoflagellate

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    Gornik, Sebastian G.; Febrimarsa,; Cassin, Andrew M.; MacRae, James I.; Ramaprasad, Abhinay; Rchiad, Zineb; McConville, Malcolm J.; Bacic, Antony; McFadden, Geoffrey I.; Pain, Arnab; Waller, Ross F.

    2015-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    MV, Lippmeier JC, Apt KE, Delwiche CF (2007) Plastid genes in a non- photosynthetic dinoflagellate. Protist 158:105–117. 11. Robledo JAFN et al. (2011) The search for the missing link: A relic plastid in Perkinsus? Int J Parasitol 41... ) Locating proteins in the cell using TargetP, SignalP and related tools. Nat Protoc 2:953–971. 58. Petsalaki EI, Bagos PG, Litou ZI, Hamodrakas SJ (2006) PredSL: a tool for the N- terminal sequence-based prediction of protein subcellular localization...

  20. System identification of a free floating telerobot using Kalman filtering and a stereoscopic vision sensor

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    Benson, William Wyborn

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    identification of thruster V2 75 Fig. 56 Air bearing floor installation. . . 87 LIST OF TABLES TABLE Table I Thruster commands. Page 10 Table 2 Robot parameters. 18 Table 3 Comparison of various light emitting diodes . . . . . 46 Table 4 Inertial frame... that would disperse the light. Table 3 Comparison of various light emitting diodes LED Type Signal Strength (mV) View Arc (deg. ) Price T4 Round 361. 65 15 $. 73 ea. IR Round 93. 02 $1. 09 ea. Hammamatsu 2168 3. 856 60 $24. 09 ea. Hammamatsu 3 882...

  1. Summary of Fermilab's Recycler Electron Cooler Operation and Studies

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    Prost, L.R.; Shemyakin, A.; /Fermilab

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Fermilab's Recycler ring was used as a storage ring for accumulation and subsequent manipulations of 8 GeV antiprotons destined for the Tevatron collider. To satisfy these missions, a unique electron cooling system was designed, developed and successfully implemented. The most important features that distinguish the Recycler cooler from other existing electron coolers are its relativistic energy, 4.3 MV combined with 0.1-0.5 A DC beam current, a weak continuous longitudinal magnetic field in the cooling section, 100 G, and lumped focusing elsewhere. With the termination of the Tevatron collider operation, so did the cooler. In this article, we summarize the experience of running this unique machine.

  2. DSO - the Danish DA project

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    Rahbek, T.; Jorgensen, H.J.; Jacobsen, E.; Nielsen, T.G.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a Danish distribution automation project. The objective of the project is to determine the utilities` needs five years from now and then to define the requirements these needs will put to the utilities equipment, methods and systems. The paper reports on the results we have achieved until now and will deal with these subjects: (1) Systems structure with a three layer information model; (2) Systems operation with three operational modes, i.e. normal mode, passive fault mode and active fault mode; (3) Four standard types of transformer stations including a standard layout for an advanced transformer station; and (4) A new compact, low cost, optical MV current sensor.

  3. High-field half-cycle terahertz radiation from relativistic laser interaction with thin solid targets

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    Ding, W. J.; Koh, W. S. [A-STAR Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore 138632 (Singapore)] [A-STAR Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore 138632 (Singapore); Sheng, Z. M. [Key Laboratory for Laser Plasmas (MoE) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China) [Key Laboratory for Laser Plasmas (MoE) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); SUPA, Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0NG (United Kingdom)

    2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    It is found that half-cycle terahertz (THz) pulses with the peak field over 100 MV/cm can be produced in ultrashort intense laser interactions with thin solid targets. These THz pulses are shown to emit from both the front and rear sides of the solid target and are attributed to the coherent transition radiation by laser-produced ultrashort fast electron bunches. After the primary THz pulses, subsequent secondary half-cycle pulses are generated while some refluxing electrons cross the vacuum-target interfaces. Since such strong THz radiation is well synchronized with the driving lasers, it is particularly suitable for applications in various pump-probe experiments.

  4. Studies on superconducting thin films for SRF applications

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    Tajima, Tsuyoshi [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Haberkorn, Nestor [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Civale, Leonardo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hawley, Marilyn [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schulze, Roland [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zocco, Adam [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Eremeev, Grigory [TJNAF; Guo, Jiquan [SLAC; Dolgashev, Valery [SLAC; Martin, David [SLAC; Tantawi, Sami [SLAC; Yoneda, Charles [SLAC; Doi, Toshiya [KAGOSHIMA UNIV.; Matsumoto, Akiyoshi [NIMS

    2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to overcome the fundamental limit of Nb's critical magnetic field ({approx} 200 mT) that corresponds to E{sub acc} {approx}50 MV/m, an idea of coating several thin layers of a superconductor has been proposed. MgB{sub 2}, a superconductor that has a T{sub c} of {approx}39 K, has been studied to explore the effect of coating in terms of DC and RF critical magnetic fields, and RF surface losses. MgB{sub 2} has shown an excellent behavior, although there is some discrepancy between DC and RF measurements.

  5. Bunch coalescing in the Fermilab Main Ring

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    Wildman, D.; Martin, P.; Meisner, K.; Miller, H.W.

    1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new rf system has been installed in the Fermilab Main Ring to coalesce up to 13 individual bunches of protons or antiprotons into a single high-intensity bunch. The coalescing process consists of adiabatically reducing the h = 1113 Main Ring rf voltage from 1 MV to less than 1 kV, capturing the debunched beam in a linearized h = 53 and h = 106 bucket, rotating for a quarter of a synchrotron oscillation period, and then recapturing the beam in a single h = 1113 bucket. The new system will be described and the results of recent coalescing experiments will be compared with computer-generated particle tracking simulations.

  6. Microstructure of electrodeposited Cu-Ni binary alloy films

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    Mizushima, Io; Chikazawa, Masatoshi; Watanabe, Tohru [Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Industrial Chemistry

    1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The codeposition of Cu and Ni in the electrodeposition method without a complexing agent is difficult, since the standard electrode potentials of Cu and Ni differ by approximately 600 mV. In this study, the electrodeposited Cu-Ni alloy films with various compositions were obtained using glycine as the complexing agent. Consequently, composition of the deposited Cu-Ni alloy films can be controlled by bath composition and pH, and the crystallographic structure of all the deposited Cu-Ni alloy films consists of a single solid solution and is not influenced by pH.

  7. Oxygen and Carbon Isotopes and Coral Growth in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea as Environmental and Climate Indicators

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    Wagner, Amy Jo

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    thanks goes to the crew of the M/V Fling; the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) staff, E. Hickerson, G.P. Schmal, L. Kurjelja; the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary staff, J. Halas, B. Causey, A. Massey; U.S. Geological Survey... OXYGEN AND CARBON ISOTOPES AND CORAL GROWTH IN THE GULF OF MEXICO AND CARIBBEAN SEA AS ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE INDICATORS A Dissertation by AMY JO WAGNER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University...

  8. Estimation of the linear-plateau segmented regression model in the presence of measurement error

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    Grimshaw, Scott D.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    /c?) 4(~/o ) I (2-6) where 4(') is the standard normal density. Hence, letting = /m(YW)/o?, (2. 5) can be written as V [1 f fx(t) (( ) dz dt + f? j fx(t) 4( ) dz dt] m As the number of repeated observations is increased, 1im P [misclassif ication...] = / [lim C'(v )] f (t) dt + P [lim m(-v ) ] f (t) dt m x m x m~ by Lease B. l, = 0, since lim @(v ) = @(- ) for t & Y , m lim @(-v ) = @(~) for t & Y m Therefore, in the limit, the probability of misclassification is zero. When the join point, Y...

  9. Influence of surface modifications on pitting corrosion behavior of nickel-base alloy 718. Part 1: Effect of machine hammer peening

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    None

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of surface modifications induced by machine hammer peening on pitting corrosion behavior of nickel-base alloy 718 in a 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution is investigated. Severe work hardening and high compressive residual stress are generated with surface smoothing and microstructure evolution in terms of formation of nano-grains and nano-twins in the near surface region after machine hammer peening. Electrochemical tests results show that machine hammer peening has a beneficial influence on the corrosion resistance, indicated by a significant increase of the critical pitting potential (+134 mV) accompanied with lower corrosion current density and higher polarization resistance.

  10. Absorptive carbon nanotube electrodes: Consequences of optical interference loss in thin film solar cells

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    Tait, Jeffrey G.; Volder, Michaël F. L. De; Cheyns, David; Heremans, Paul; Rand, Barry P.

    2015-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    ry o n 19 /0 3/ 20 15 0 9: 29 :1 0. View Article Online DOI: 10.1039/C5NR01119A 7 Materials and Methods The CNT ink used in these experiments was a MWCNT hydrocarbon suspension (Electra Colour™ - CNTBlack) provided by Owen Research... :PCBM devices fabricated with the same equipment and with different top electrodes and PAL thicknesses. PAL Thickness (nm) ? (%) FF (%) VOC (mV) JSC (mA cm-2) Conventional 240 4.2 72 620 9.1 Conventional 660 3.7 66 590 9.4 Inverted 230 3.6 62 600...

  11. Enhanced performance of wearable piezoelectric nanogenerator fabricated by two-step hydrothermal process

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    Qiu, Yu; Lei, Jixue; Yin, Bing; Zhang, Heqiu; Ji, Jiuyu; Hu, Lizhong, E-mail: lizhongh@dlut.edu.cn [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); The Key Laboratory for Micro/Nano Technology and System of Liaoning Province, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Yang, Dechao [Department of Electronic Engineering, Dalian Neusoft University of Information, Dalian 116024 (China); Bian, Jiming; Liu, Yanhong; Zhao, Yu; Luo, Yingmin [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

    2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A simple two-step hydrothermal process was proposed for enhancing the performance of the nanogenerator on flexible and wearable terylene-fabric substrate. With this method, a significant enhancement in output voltage of the nanogenerator from ?10?mV to 7?V was achieved, comparing with the one by conventional one-step process. In addition, another advantage with the devices synthesized by two-step hydrothermal process was that their output voltages are only sensitive to strain rather than strain rate. The devices with a high output voltage have the ability to power common electric devices and will have important applications in flexible electronics and wearable devices.

  12. Microsoft Word - DOE-ID-11-011 Michigan EC.doc

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  3. High Efficiency Narrow Gap and Tandem Junction Devices: Final Technical Report, 1 May 2002--31 October 2004

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    Madan, A

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The work described in this report uses a modified pulsed plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) technique that has been successfully developed to fabricate state-of-the-art nc-Si materials and devices. Specifically, we have achieved the following benchmarks: nc SiH device with an efficiency of 8% achieved at a deposition rate of {approx}1 A/s; nc SiH device with an efficiency of 7% achieved at a deposition rate of {approx}5 A/s; large-area technology developed using pulsed PECVD with uniformity of +/-5% over 25 cm x 35 cm; devices have been fabricated in the large-area system (part of Phase 3); an innovative stable four-terminal (4-T) tandem-junction device of h> 9% fabricated. (Note that the 4-T device was fabricated with existing technology base and with further development can reach stabilized h of 12%); and with improvement in Voc {approx} 650 mV, from the current value of 480 mV can lead to stable 4-T device with h>16%. Toward this objective, modified pulsed PECVD was developed where layer- by-layer modification of nc-SiH has been achieved. (Note that due to budget cuts at NREL, this project was curtailed by about one year.)

  4. Performance status of 0.55 eV InGaAs thermophotovoltaic cells

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    Wojtczuk, S.; Colter, P. [Spire Corp., Bedford, MA (United States); Charache, G.; DePoy, D. [Lockheed Martin Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

    1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Data on {approximately} 0.55 eV In{sub 0.72}Ga{sub 0.28}As cells with an average open-circuit voltage (Voc) of 298 mV (standard deviation 7 mV) at an average short-circuit current density of 1.16 A/cm{sup 2} (sdev. 0.1 A/cm{sup 2}) and an average fill-factor of 61.6% (sdev. 2.8%) is reported. The absorption coefficient of In{sub 0.72}Ga{sub 0.28}As was measured by a differential transmission technique. The authors use a numerical integration of the absorption data to determine the radiative recombination coefficient for In{sub 0.72}Ga{sub 0.28}As. Using this absorption data and simple one-dimensional analytical formula the above cells are modeled. The models show that the cells may be limited more by Auger recombination rather than Shockley-Read-Hall (SRH) recombination at dislocation centers caused by the 1.3% lattice mismatch of the cell to the host InP wafer.

  5. Midline Dose Verification with Diode In Vivo Dosimetry for External Photon Therapy of Head and Neck and Pelvis Cancers During Initial Large-Field Treatments

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    Tung, Chuan-Jong [Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan (China); Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Yu, Pei-Chieh [Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Department of Radiation Oncology, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Chiu, Min-Chi [Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Department of Radiation Oncology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Yeh, Chi-Yuan [Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Department of Radiation Oncology, Tungs' Taichung Metroharbor Hospital, Wuci, Taichung County, Taiwan (China); Lee, Chung-Chi [Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan (China); Chao, Tsi-Chian, E-mail: chaot@mail.cgu.edu.t [Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan (China)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During radiotherapy treatments, quality assurance/control is essential, particularly dose delivery to patients. This study was designed to verify midline doses with diode in vivo dosimetry. Dosimetry was studied for 6-MV bilateral fields in head and neck cancer treatments and 10-MV bilateral and anteroposterior/posteroanterior (AP/PA) fields in pelvic cancer treatments. Calibrations with corrections of diodes were performed using plastic water phantoms; 190 and 100 portals were studied for head and neck and pelvis treatments, respectively. Calculations of midline doses were made using the midline transmission, arithmetic mean, and geometric mean algorithms. These midline doses were compared with the treatment planning system target doses for lateral or AP (PA) portals and paired opposed portals. For head and neck treatments, all 3 algorithms were satisfactory, although the geometric mean algorithm was less accurate and more uncertain. For pelvis treatments, the arithmetic mean algorithm seemed unacceptable, whereas the other algorithms were satisfactory. The random error was reduced by using averaged midline doses of paired opposed portals because the asymmetric effect was averaged out. Considering the simplicity of in vivo dosimetry, the arithmetic mean and geometric mean algorithm should be adopted for head/neck and pelvis treatments, respectively.

  6. Fluorescence quenching of water-soluble porphyrins. A novel fluorescence quenching of anionic porphyrin by anionic anthraquinone

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    Kano, K.; Sato, T.; Yamada, S.; Ogawa, T.

    1983-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The fluorescence quenching of 5-phenyl-10,15,20-tris(p-sulfonatophenyl)porphine (TPPS/sup 3 -/) and 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-N-methylpyridyl)porphine (TMPyP/sup 4 +/) has been studied in water (pH 8.0) by using 9,10-anthra-quinone-2,6-disulfonate (AQDS/sup 2 -/) and methyl viologen (MV/sup 2 +/) as quenchers. While electrostatic repulsion is expected, AQDS/sup 2 -/ quenched the TPPS/sup 3 -/ fluorescence more efficiently than MV/sup 2 +/. The steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence measurements indicated that static quenching took place in the TPPS/sup 3 -/-AQDS/sup 2 -/ system. Studies on the absorption spectra and the effects of ionic strength on the fluorescence quenching indicated the formation of the ground-state complex of TPPS/sup 3 -/ and AQDS/sup 2 -/. The thermodynamic parameters (..delta..H and ..delta..S) suggested that the ground-state complex was formed via van der Walls interaction.

  7. The use of LBB concept in French fast reactors: Application to SPX plant

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    Turbat, A.; Deschanels, H.; Sperandio, M. [and others

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The leak before break (LBB) concept was not used at the design level for SUPERPHENIX (SPX), but different studies have been performed or are in progress concerning different components : Main Vessel (MV), pipings. These studies were undertaken to improve the defense in depth, an approach used in all French reactors. In a first study, the LBB approach has been applied to the MV of SPX plant to verify the absence of risk as regards the core supporting function and to help in the definition of in-service inspection (ISI) program. Defining a reference semi-elliptic defect located in the welds of the structure, it is verified that the crack growth is limited and that the end-of-life defect is smaller than the critical one. Then it is shown that the hoop welds (those which are the most important for safety) located between the roof and the triple point verify the leak-before-break criteria. However, generally speaking, the low level of membrane primary stresses which is favorable for the integrity of the vessel makes the application of the leak-before-break concept more difficult due to small crack opening areas. Finally, the extension of the methodology to the secondary pipings of SPX incorporating recent European works of DCRC is briefly presented.

  8. A high sensitivity fiber optic macro-bend based gas flow rate transducer for low flow rates: Theory, working principle, and static calibration

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    Schena, Emiliano; Saccomandi, Paola; Silvestri, Sergio [Center for Integrated Research, Unit of Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation, Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 21, 00128 Rome (Italy)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel fiber optic macro-bend based gas flowmeter for low flow rates is presented. Theoretical analysis of the sensor working principle, design, and static calibration were performed. The measuring system consists of: an optical fiber, a light emitting diode (LED), a Quadrant position sensitive Detector (QD), and an analog electronic circuit for signal processing. The fiber tip undergoes a deflection in the flow, acting like a cantilever. The consequent displacement of light spot center is monitored by the QD generating four unbalanced photocurrents which are function of fiber tip position. The analog electronic circuit processes the photocurrents providing voltage signal proportional to light spot position. A circular target was placed on the fiber in order to increase the sensing surface. Sensor, tested in the measurement range up to 10 l min{sup -1}, shows a discrimination threshold of 2 l min{sup -1}, extremely low fluid dynamic resistance (0.17 Pa min l{sup -1}), and high sensitivity, also at low flow rates (i.e., 33 mV min l{sup -1} up to 4 l min{sup -1} and 98 mV min l{sup -1} from 4 l min{sup -1} up to 10 l min{sup -1}). Experimental results agree with the theoretical predictions. The high sensitivity, along with the reduced dimension and negligible pressure drop, makes the proposed transducer suitable for medical applications in neonatal ventilation.

  9. Nitrogen-Doped 9-Cell Cavity Performance in a Test Cryomodule for LCLS-II

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    Gonnella, Dan; Furuta, Fumio; Ge, Mingqi; Hall, Daniel; Ho, Vivian; Hoffstaetter, Georg; Liepe, Matthias; O'Connell, Tim; Posen, Sam; Quigley, Peter; Sears, James; Veshcherevich, Vadim; Grassellino, Anna; Romanenko, Alexander; Sergatskov, Dmitri

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The superconducting RF linac for LCLS-II calls for 1.3 GHz 9-cell cavities with an average intrinsic quality factor Q0 of 2.7x10^10 at 2 K and 16 MV/m accelerating gradient. Two niobium 9-cell cavities, prepared with nitrogen-doping at Fermilab, were assembled into the Cornell Horizontal Test Cryomodule (HTC) to test cavity performance in a cryomodule that is very similar to a full LCLS-II cryomodule. The cavities met LCLS-II specifications with an average quench field of 17 MV/m and an average Q0 of 3x10^10. The sensitivity of the cavities' residual resistance to ambient magnetic field was determined to be 0.5 nOhm/mG during fast cool down. In two cool downs, a heater attached to one of the cavity beam tubes was used to induce large horizontal temperature gradients. Here we report on the results of these first tests of nitrogen-doped cavities in cryomodule, which provide critical information for the LCLS-II project.

  10. The blue plume population in dwarf spheroidal galaxies: genuine blue stragglers or young stellar population?

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    Y. Momany; E. V. Held; I. Saviane; S. Zaggia; L. Rizzi; M. Gullieuszik

    2007-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Abridged... Blue stragglers (BSS) are thought to be the product of either primordial or collisional binary systems. In the context of dwarf spheroidal galaxies it is hard to firmly disentangle a genuine BSS population from young main sequence (MS) stars tracing a ~1-2 Gyr old star forming episode. Assuming that their blue plume populations are made of BSS, we estimate the BSS frequency for 8 Local Group non star-forming dwarf galaxies, using a compilation of ground and space based photometry. Our results can be summarized as follows: (i) The BSS frequency in dwarf galaxies, at any given Mv, is always higher than that in globular clusters of similar luminosities; (ii) the BSS frequency for the lowest luminosity dwarf galaxies is in excellent agreement with that observed in the Milky Way halo; and most interestingly (iii) derive a statistically significant anti-correlation between the BSS frequency and the galaxy Mv. The low density, almost collision-less, environments of our dwarf galaxy sample allow us to infer (i) their very low dynamical evolution; (ii) a negligible production of collisional BSS; and consequently (iii) that their blue plumes are mainly made of primordial binaries. The dwarf galaxies anti-correlation can be used as a discriminator: galaxies obeying the anti-correlation are more likely to possess genuine primordial BSS rather than young main sequence stars.

  11. Dark Matter and Stellar Mass in the Luminous Regions of Disk Galaxies

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    Pizagno, J; Weinberg, D H; Rix, H W; Harbeck, D; Grebel, E K; Bell, E; Brinkmann, J; Holtzman, J; West, A; Pizagno, James; Prada, Francisco; Weinberg, David H.; Rix, Hans-Walter; Harbek, Daniel; Grebel, Eva K.; Bell, Eric; Brinkmann, Jon; Holtzman, Jon; West, Andrew

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the correlations among stellar mass (M_*), disk scale length (R_d), and rotation velocity at 2.2 disk scale lengths (V_2.2) for a sample of 81 disk-dominated galaxies (disk/total >= 0.9) selected from the SDSS. We measure V_2.2 from long-slit H-alpha rotation curves and infer M_* from galaxy i-band luminosities (L_i) and g-r colors. We find logarithmic slopes of 2.60+/-0.13 and 3.05+/-0.12 for the L_i-V_2.2 and M_*-V_2.2 relations, somewhat shallower than most previous studies, with intrinsic scatter of 0.13 dex and 0.16 dex. Our direct estimates of the total-to-stellar mass ratio within 2.2R_d, assuming a Kroupa IMF, yield a median ratio of 2.4 for M_*>10^10 Msun and 4.4 for M_*=10^9-10^10 Msun, with large scatter at a given M_* and R_d. The typical ratio of the rotation speed predicted for the stellar disk alone to the observed rotation speed at 2.2R_d is ~0.65. The distribution of R_d at fixed M_* is broad, but we find no correlation between disk size and the residual from the M_*-V_2.2 rela...

  12. SEPARATION OF OVERLAPPED ELECTROCHEMICAL PEAKS USING THE KALMAN FILTER

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    Brown, T.F.; Brown, S.D.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A major limitation in the use of electrochemical techniques for the quantitative analysis of mixtures is the difficulty of resolving overlapped peaks. This problem is further complicated by the low signal-to-noise ratios often encountered in trace analysis and by the use of electrochemical techniques that produce broad, asymmetric waveforms. This paper demonstrates the use of the Kalman Filter for multi-component analysis of linear sweep voltammograms. Even with the broad, asymmetric LSV waveform, synthetic data runs show that a peak separation of as little as 2.5 mV is sufficient for peak deconvolution in the presence of random noise. Besides separating overlapped peaks, the methods also filters the noise from the signal and can be used to separate the capacitive current component from the faradaic current component. The method is validated further using the Cd(II)/In(III) and Cd(II)/In(III)/Pb(II) systems which show peak separations of 40 to 200 mV. The use of the techniques with two other voltammetric waveforms is also demonstrated.

  13. A multi-platform approach to image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

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    Amies, Christopher [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States)]. E-mail: christopher.amies@siemens.com; Bani-Hashemi, Ali [Advance Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Celi, Juan-Carlos [Product Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Grousset, Guillaume [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Ghelmansarai, Farhad [Advance Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Hristov, Dimitre [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Lane, Derek [Product Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Mitschke, Matthias [Product Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Singh, Ajit [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Shukla, Himanshu [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Stein, Joerg [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Wofford, Mark [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States)

    2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group (SMSOCSG) is supporting the development of several technologies that enable image acquisition and decision making processes required for IGRT in various clinical settings. Four such technologies are presented including: (i) the integration of a traditional multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner 'on rails' with a C-arm gantry linear accelerator; (ii) the development of a high sensitivity, fast, megavoltage (MV) electronic portal imaging device capable of clinical MV Conebeam CT (MVCBCT) reconstruction and fluoroscopy mounted on a C-arm gantry linear accelerator; (iii) the modification of a mobile C-arm with flat panel kilovoltage (kV) diagnostic imager; and (iv) the development of an in-line megavoltage and kilovoltage flat panel imaging system that has the potential to image both anatomical and dosimetric information in 'real-time' utilizing the traditional C-arm gantry linear accelerator geometry. Each method of IGRT has unique as well as complementary qualities which are discussed from both a clinical and technical perspective.

  14. Modeling electron emission and surface effects from diamond cathodes

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    Dimitrov, D. A. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Ben-Zvi, I. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Smithe, D. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Cary, J. R. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Rao, T. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Smedley, J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Wang, E. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2015-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We developed modeling capabilities, within the Vorpal particle-in-cell code, for three-dimensional (3D) simulations of surface effects and electron emission from semiconductor photocathodes. They include calculation of emission probabilities using general, piece-wise continuous, space-time dependent surface potentials, effective mass and band bending field effects. We applied these models, in combination with previously implemented capabilities for modeling charge generation and transport in diamond, to investigate the emission dependence on applied electric field in the range from approximately 2 MV/m to 17 MV/m along the [100] direction. The simulation results were compared to experimental data. For the considered parameter regime, conservation of transverse electron momentum (in the plane of the emission surface) allows direct emission from only two (parallel to [100]) of the six equivalent lowest conduction band valleys. When the electron affinity ? is the only parameter varied in the simulations, the value ? = 0.31 eV leads to overall qualitative agreement with the probability of emission deduced from experiments. Including band bending in the simulations improves the agreement with the experimental data, particularly at low applied fields, but not significantly. Using surface potentials with different profiles further allows us to investigate the emission as a function of potential barrier height, width, and vacuum level position. However, adding surface patches with different levels of hydrogenation, modeled with position-dependent electron affinity, leads to the closest agreement with the experimental data.

  15. Summary Report for the C50 Cryomodule Project

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    Drury, Michael; Davis, G; Fischer, John; Grenoble, Christiana; Hogan, John; King, Lawrence; Preble, Joseph; Wang, Haipeng; Reilly, Anthony; Mammosser, John; Saunders, Jeffrey; Macha, Kurt

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has recently completed the C50 cryomodule refurbishment project. The goal of this project was to enable robust 6 GeV, 5 pass operation of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). The scope of the project included removal, refurbishment and reinstallation of ten CEBAF cryomodules at a rate of three per year. The refurbishment process included reprocessing of SRF cavities to eliminate field emission and to increase the nominal gradient from the original 5 MV/m to 12.5 MV/m. New 'dogleg' couplers were installed between the cavity and helium vessel flanges to intercept secondary electrons that produce arcing in the fundamental Power Coupler (FPC). Other changes included new ceramic RF windows for the air to vacuum interface of the FPC and improvements to the mechanical tuner. Damaged or worn components were replaced as well. All ten of the refurbished cryomodules are now installed in CEBAF and are currently operational. This paper will summarize the performance of the cryomodules.

  16. Overview and Lessons Learned of the Jefferson Lab Cryomodule Production for the CEBAF 12 GeV Upgrade

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    Hogan, John P. [JLAB; Burrill, Andrew B. [JLAB; Drury, Michael A. [JLAB; Harwood, Leigh H. [JLAB; Hovater, J. Curt [JLAB; Reece, Charles E. [JLAB; Wiseman, Mark A. [JLAB

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at Jefferson Lab is nearing completion of an energy upgrade from 6 to 12 GeV. An integral part of the upgrade is the addition of ten new cryomodules, each consisting of eight seven-cell superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities. An average performance of 100+MV of acceleration per cryomodule is needed to achieve the 12 GeV beam energy goal. The production methodology was for industry to provide and deliver the major components to Jefferson Lab, where they were tested and assembled into cryomodules. The production process begins with an inspection upon receiving of all major components followed by individual performance qualification testing. The SRF cavities received their final chemical processing and cleaning at Jefferson Lab. The qualified components along with all associated hardware and instrumentation are assembled, tested, installed into CEBAF and run through an integrated system checkout in preparation for beam operations. The production process is complete and one of the first completed cryomodules has successfully produced 108 MV of acceleration with a linac beam current of 465 {micro}A.

  17. Performance of the First Refurbished CEBAF Cryomodule

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    Michael Drury; Edward Daly; G. Davis; John Fischer; Christiana Grenoble; William Hicks; John Hogan; Lawrence King; Robert Nichols; Tomasz Plawski; Joseph Preble; Timothy Rothgeb; Haipeng Wang

    2007-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has begun a cryomodule refurbishment project. The goal of this project is robust 6 GeV, 5 pass operation of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). The scope of the project includes removing, refurbishing and replacing 10 CEBAF cryomodules at a rate of three per year. Refurbishment includes reprocessing of SRF cavities to eliminate field emission and increase the nominal gradient from the original 5 MV/m to 12.5 MV/m. New “dogleg” couplers between the cavity and helium vessel flanges will intercept secondary electrons that produce arcing on the 2 K ceramic window in the Fundamental Power Coupler (FPC). Modification of the Qext of the FPC will allow higher gradient operations. Other changes include new ceramic RF windows for the air to vacuum interface of the FPC and improvements to the mechanical tuners. Any damaged or worn components will be replaced as well. Currently, the first of the refurbished cryomodules has been installed and tested both in the Cryomodule Test Facility and in place in the North Linac of CEBAF. This paper will summarize the results of these tests.

  18. Overview of the First Five Refurbished CEBAF Cryomodules

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    Drury, Michael; Daly, Edward; Davis, G.; Fischer, John; Grenoble, Christiana; Hogan, John; Humphry, Frank; King, Lawrence; Preble, Joseph; Worland, Kenneth

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is currently engaged in a cryomodule refurbishment project known as the C50 project. The goal of this project is robust 6 GeV, 5 pass operation of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). The scope of the project includes removing, refurbishing and replacing ten CEBAF cryomodules at a rate of three per year. Refurbishment includes reprocessing of SRF cavities to eliminate field emission and increase the nominal gradient from the original 5 MV/m to 12.5 MV/m. New "dogleg" couplers between the cavity and helium vessel flanges will intercept secondary electrons that produce arcing at the 2 K ceramic window in the fundamental Power Coupler (FPC). Modifications of the external Q (Qext) of the FPC will allow higher gradient operations. Other changes include new ceramic RF windows for the air to vacuum interface of the FPC and improvements to the mechanical tuner. Any damaged or worn components will be repla

  19. Photooxidation of tetraanionic sensitizer ions by dihexadecyl phosphate vesicle-bound viologens

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    Hurst, J.K.; Thompson, D.H.P.; Connolly, J.S.

    1987-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Triplet state lifetimes of several photoredox-active anions were shortened by adding N-alkyl-N-methyl-4,4'-bipyridinium (C/sub n/MV/sup 2 +/) ions in the presence of dihexadecyl phosphate (DHP) vesicles. Optical spectroscopic measurements indicate that the predominant reaction mechanism is one-electron oxidative quenching. For (5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphinato)zinc(II) (ZnTPPS/sup 4 -/) ion, yields of charge-separated product ions are high, so that overall quantum yields exceeding 0.5 redox pairs per photon absorbed can be realized; for tetrakis(diphosphito)diplatinate(II), tris(4,7-bis(4-sulfonato-benzyl)-1,10-phenanthroline)ruthenate(II), and tris(4,4'-dicarboxylato-2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenate(II) yields are markedly less, a consequence of their shorter intrinsic triplet lifetimes and poor cage escape yields. In the absence of vesicles, product formation is negligible because ion pairing of viologens with sensitizers is extensive, giving rise to static quenching of the photoexcited states. The ionic strength dependence of the kinetics of /sup 3/ZnTPPS/sup 4 -/ ion oxidation by C/sub n/MV/sup 2 +/-DHP particles suggests a diffusion-controlled mechanism with electron transfer occurring over a distance of separation approximating the hard-sphere collision diameter of sensitizer and viologen.

  20. Photoinduced and redox-induced transmembrane processes with vesicle-stabilized colloidal cadmium sulfide and multicharged viologen derivatives

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    Tricot, Y.M.; Porat, Z.; Manassen, J. (Weizmann Inst. of Science, Rehovot (Israel))

    1991-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Colloidal cadmium sulfide (CdS) and methylviologen (MV{sup 2+}) or new viologen derivatives carrying more positive charges were placed at specific sites of dihexadecyl phosphate (DHP) vesicles. Benzyl alcohol was used as a sacrificial electron donor to promote reduction of the viologens by photoexcited CdS colloid majority carriers. Transmission electron microscopy, {sup 13}C nuclear magnetic resonance, and differential scanning calorimetry were used for physical characterization. Photochemical events were followed by in situ optical and electrochemical monitoring. Redox-induced transmembrane diffusion, which had been found with MV{sup 2+}, could be reduced by a factor 18 by using a triply charged viologen derivative and by a further factor of 30 in a configuration involving transmembrane electron transfer. In that case the quantum yield was ca. 0.05 at 410 nm, while virtually no reduced viologen leaking could be observed during at least 10 min. Physical evidence was found for a partial penetration of the CdS colloids into the DHP membrane.